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- n. A common expression whose wording is not subject to variation.
- n. A common expression whose words cannot be replaced by synonymous words without compromising the meaning.
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- n. an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
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He is sober then, quite parsonified in demeanour; his speech “all in the set phrase of peace,” and would be scandalised by the mere mention of melaleuca nectar.