So what is the difference between an idiom and a phrasal verb?

An Idiom is a group of words whose meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words.  Therefore, an idiom is a phrase that doesn’t translate literally into a different language.  Many phrasal verbs are idioms, but not all idioms are phrasal verbs.  Apparently, there are over 25, ooo idioms in the English language.

An example of an idiom:

I am feeling under the weather.  Means, I am not feeling very well.

So, you could say a phrasal verb is an idiom that is a verb.


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