A phrase is a group of words that works as a single part of speech having neither a subject nor a predicate.
Phrases are of seven kinds :
An idiom is a phrase having a special meaning used as a mode of I, expression peculiar to a language.
The Headmaster is all in all (= all powerful) in the school.
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(i) He gave me a ring [dash] (of gold, for gold, with gold)
(ii) He did it [dash] (carelessly, carefully, in a careless manner)
(iii) We met him [dash] (in the way, on the way, over the way)
(iv) He returned home [dash] he could. (as soon as, soon, very quickly).
(v) A man [dash] is like a rudderless boat. (with an aim, without an aim, having
(vi) Even a man [dash] can do it. (of street, on the street, in street)
(vii) He was a man [dash] (of fame, with fame, in fame)
(viii) A flower is a symbol [dash] (of beauty, with beauty, having beauty)
(ix) He was a man [dash] (riches, of riches, of rich)
(x) He is a man [dash] (of power, of powerful, with power)