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Cassell's Dictionary of English Idioms
     

Cassell's Dictionary of English Idioms

by Rosalind Fergusson
 

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It's clear as a bell—this informative and fun A to Z guide to English idioms really plumbs the depths of the subject. Over 10,000 cross-referenced entries that range from bread and circuses to apple-pie order and muscle in to zonk out give the meaning of each phrase and the context in which it is used. Unusual idioms

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It's clear as a bell—this informative and fun A to Z guide to English idioms really plumbs the depths of the subject. Over 10,000 cross-referenced entries that range from bread and circuses to apple-pie order and muscle in to zonk out give the meaning of each phrase and the context in which it is used. Unusual idioms receive longer explanations detailing their origins and their history. There are terms Shakespearean, Biblical, nautical, historical-and ones derived from quotes, misquotes, and misunderstanding. You won't want to do without it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304363841
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 5.02(h) x 1.00(d)

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