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The Measles

What Does "The Measles" Mean?

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"The measles" is an English idiom. It refers to an infectious disease caused by a virus and characterized by fever and a distinctive rash, often used in idiomatic expressions.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "the measles" used in a sentence:
  • After the outbreak, the school had to close temporarily due to the measles.
  • He caught the measles and had to stay home until he recovered.
  • Getting vaccinated is essential to prevent the spread of the measles.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "The Measles" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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