EXPLORING THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ENGLISH IDIOMS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS

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Turabekova Marifatkhon

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Idioms, those colorful jewels of language, transcend literal meaning, embedding cultural nuances within their playful metaphors and enigmatic turns of phrase. This comparative study dives into the vibrant idiomscapes of British and American English, illuminating their unique reflections on history, societal values, and national identities. Through thematic lenses, we unearth the fascinating differences and surprising convergences that paint a vivid portrait of cultural evolution and linguistic divergence.

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Turabekova Marifatkhon. (2024). EXPLORING THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ENGLISH IDIOMS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS. Galaxy International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 12(1), 313–316. Retrieved from https://giirj.com/index.php/giirj/article/view/6322
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