An idiom, or phrase, is a group of words with a meaning that cannot be worked out from the literal meanings of the individual words.
Every idiom doesn't always have an equivalent. Mind the context.
- If you use Windows, you'll get the special characters by pressing the ALT-key and then typing a number with 4 figures on the keypad.
- You can look up the whole chart for Windows and Macintosh on this address
- On a Android smartphone you just tap and hold the letter of the virtual keyboard and choose among the accented character set.
French ligatures :
(ALT+0156) replaced by oe
(ALT+0230) replaced by ae
E.g. «à l’oeil
- If you write let fly
, you'll get both all entries containing let
and all entries containing fly
- But if you write "let fly"
, you'll get only the entries containing let fly
- If you write "move"
, you'll get not only "make a move"
but also "at one remove from"
, among others.
But if you write " move"
, you'll get "on the move"
or "make a move"