What is the difference between PROVERBS , IDIOMS and PHRASES... please explain briefly
-Phrase is any collection of words that makes sense.
- An "idiom" is a phrase that has a specific meaning. This meaning cannot be reached at by putting together the meanings of the individual words. For e.g Time is running out.
- "Proverbs" are famous sayings that include some kind of advice.
The literal meaning of a proverb such as “Don’t cry over spilled milk” does makes sense on its own, but its actual meaning cannot be arrived at until it is applied to a broader set of situations . For example, “Don’t cry over spilled milk” means:
“There is no point in getting upset over something that has already been done. It’s too late to worry about it now, just get on with your life.”