The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms

The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms

by Daphne M. Gulland, David G. Hinds-Howell
     
 

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"Power nap," "the Oprah effect," "girl power"-these are just some of the recent figures of speech to have entered our language. This dictionary has been completely revised for its second edition and includes 2,000 new idioms. It provides clear and concise definitions and explains how the idioms should be used. At the same time, the dictionary's thematic arrangement

Overview

"Power nap," "the Oprah effect," "girl power"-these are just some of the recent figures of speech to have entered our language. This dictionary has been completely revised for its second edition and includes 2,000 new idioms. It provides clear and concise definitions and explains how the idioms should be used. At the same time, the dictionary's thematic arrangement makes it possible not only to study and compare all the idioms in a given subject area, but to match the right one to the right occasion.

Author Biography: Daphne M. Gulland has been engaged in research into the origins of the most common idioms in the language, breaking new ground with her system of categorization. She is married with four children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140511352
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/06/1987
Series:
Penguin Reference Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.78(d)

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