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What are the uses of idiomatic expression?

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September 23, 2011 11:52AM

Idioms are for emphasis and interest. Using an idiom instead of just a phrase is more colorful. It sounds more interesting that way. It also adds more emphasis to what you say.

Example:

I felt very anxious waiting for the doctor. --- OR ---

I was on pins and needles waiting for the doctor