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No, an idiom is a phrase that has a meaning different from the literal meanings of the words used, while a hyperbole is an exaggeration or overstatement used for emphasis or effect. So while both involve figurative language, they serve different purposes in communication.

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Hyperbole is an exaggeration.

I was so cold last night that my nose turned into an icicle and dropped off.

An idiom is any combination of words in a language where the meaning is not quite what you might expect.

When Dubya tried to talk French the way he didn't know how to pronounce 'r' stuck out a mile.

'Stuck out a mile' just means 'was very obvious'.

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