Shortened or partial Idioms in common use.
May 22, 2014 12:01 PM Subscribe
You often hear people say things like "When in Rome" or "Great Minds" when people are generally meaning, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." or "Great minds think alike." Is there an actual literary term for these clipped or shortened idioms?
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