The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

by Jennifer Speake
     
 

Containing over 5,000 idioms, this book covers metaphorical phrases, similes, familiar sayings, and proverbs. It explains meanings and provides historical information for well-known idioms such as cost an arm and a leg, knocks spots off, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an… See more details below

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Containing over 5,000 idioms, this book covers metaphorical phrases, similes, familiar sayings, and proverbs. It explains meanings and provides historical information for well-known idioms such as cost an arm and a leg, knocks spots off, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of the colloquial, quirky byways of the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198601708
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
396

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