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What's difference between Idiom and Slang?




Hi, teachers,

I am confused about idiom and slang, how can I distinguish which one is idiom and which is slang? What’s the difference between them? I heard someone said that Idiom is well known by all people of a coutry, but Slang is only known by the people who live in a specific area. If it is true, how can I know the slangs I got should be use in which area? Please help me.
Thanks in advance! :)


03:42 AM Aug 23 2001 |

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09:10 AM Jul 12 2008 |

Mapleleaf Man


I think slang is usually a word, not necessarily a phrase. An idiom is a group of words but slang, to me anyway, is one word or a couple, not a group of them. 

01:06 AM Jul 18 2008 |