Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms: More Than 600 Phrases, Sayings and Expressions

Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms: More Than 600 Phrases, Sayings and Expressions

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This guide to idioms provides the student with an opportunity to bring color to their speech every day. Included are idioms from Native American and African American speech as well as the Bible, Aesop, and Shakespeare. 256 pp.

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This guide to idioms provides the student with an opportunity to bring color to their speech every day. Included are idioms from Native American and African American speech as well as the Bible, Aesop, and Shakespeare. 256 pp.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Humor and illustrations add spice to over 600 definitions and origins of common idiomatic phrases. Not to let the cat out of the bag, but this one's it's a barrel of monkeys. Ages 8-up. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
How many idioms do you know? Better yet, did you know that a phrase you often use may be an idiom? Do you know its origin? Some of these expressions go back thousands of years. This collection offers lots of amusement as a quick reference and for leisurely browsing. The phrases are listed alphabetically by their first word. Each entry contains a sentence using the idiom, followed by its meaning, and a brief dissertation on its origin. Where appropriate, the expression is cross-referenced to a similar one. Cartoon characters in the margins add a little zest, but the real flavor is found in the original text. Alphabetic and keyword indexes round out the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590275491
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
A guide to idioms
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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The Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm ordering the updated version of this book as my daughter (a 3rd grade teacher), permanently borrowed my original copy. I teach English Language Learners and we use 2 or 3 phrases from this book to start our discussion of idioms at the end of each lesson. Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use this book with my students. I am a speech language pathologist.
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