A Study of Idioms Used in Newspaper Front Page Headlines

Faiza Abid


The aim of the study is to look for the use of idioms in different Pakistani newspaper headlines of front page. For the conduct of this comparative study a mixed approach was used to collect the data. Purposive sampling was done. Front page headlines of three different Pakistani newspapers containing idioms were shortlisted and the frequency of the use of idioms in a particular use was analyzed. Quantitative research was used to analyze data. It was seen that the idiom of Power and Authority was used at large in Political and Local news, whereas other type of idioms were used less.

Keywords: Idioms, Expression, Newspaper, Headlines etc


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