The Oxford dictionary of idioms

By Siefring, Judith & Speake, Jennifer

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ISBN
978-0-19852-711-4
Publisher
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2004.


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Reviewed on April 15, 2005

Essentially, idioms are groups of words whose meanings differ from the literal, but they are also defined as phrases typical to a region, period, or group. Like the original from 1999, the second edition of this dictionary is both current and retrospective in covering these intriguing phrases. Containing over 5000 such sayings and proverbs (350 of them are new to this edition and over 500 are revised), it attempts to cover idioms from the entire English-speaking world. Each entry provides a full...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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