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In embryo In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "in embryo", English Idiom Dictionary (also found in Vietnamese)

Zesty Y 2021-05-04 01:05

Meaning of In embryo

In embryo formal

In the early stages of planning and establishing something that has the capability for further development

I've seen the innate talent in him, yet it is in embryo.

These problems have existed in embryo.

The plan to construct a university here is still in embryo.

Origin of In embryo

This idiom is formed based on the fact that an embryo is a young animal or plant in its early stages of growth, before birth or before emerging from its egg or seed.

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Summit An Idiom

to skate close to the edge
Almost violate the rules
Example: They are very cunning. They often take advantage of the loopholes of the law to skate to the edge.