Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms

Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms

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by Adam Makkai, Maxine T. Boatner, John E. Gates
     
 

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Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. “In one’s element” ... “nail down” ... “off base” and most other American idioms are composed of simple words that somehow take on brand-new meanings when they are

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Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. “In one’s element” ... “nail down” ... “off base” and most other American idioms are composed of simple words that somehow take on brand-new meanings when they are combined. Here’s a handy reference guide to them all for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody with an interest in language usage. Expressions are listed alphabetically, identified according to their part of speech, and categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Each expression is defined and supplemented with an illustrative sentence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764127762
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
3.88(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.60(d)

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Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
B-N_Shopper More than 1 year ago
A handy overview of widely used and less common American idiomatic expressions.
edgardocasablanca More than 1 year ago
This book is great for spanish people that want to learn more about the language and be able to understand and communicate better with native English speakers.