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Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the following word or phrase: Pull up stakes. a. acronym b. malapropism c. idiom d. weasel words e. jargon

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Pull up the stakes ,is an old phrase meaning leave the place where you have been living, its an idiom because it expresses  a meaning not predictable  from the usual nor known meaning.The correct answer is C,an idiom

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Weasel means an informal terms  for phrases aimed at creating a misleading impression

Melapropism- use of different words in place of words with  the same   sound ,giving a different meaning

Acronym-abbreviation formed from initial  component eg Nasa

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