In one hand we have proverbs, saying inspired or told by wise or old people in the past, in the other hand we have idioms Intended to a specific significance. So what is the difference between saying and idiom, if I may add slangs to my question, what would be your answer ... ???

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  • An idiom is a word or phrase which means something different from what it says - it is usually a metaphor.

    A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
    Nice discussion asma.
    A line for u,
    A rose is a rose is a rose.
    (Is it idiom or proverb ?? ).
    • Hello Asif,

      thanks for your reply :)

      A rose is a rose is a rose hmmm .... I think it's a proverb, because you are just giving a definition of a rose by a rose, there isn't something different in meaning from that sentence.  

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