The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms by Jennifer Speake

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms by Jennifer Speake

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Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, quotations, proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for idioms as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, and the tip of the iceberg. A date of origin is given and the entries are supported by illustrative quotations.

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Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases. The arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing. It focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence. Histories of well-known idioms are provided.

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SKU GOR001253614
Title The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Author Edited by Jennifer Speake
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 402
ISBN 10 0192801112
ISBN 13 9780192801111
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases. The arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing. It focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence. Histories of well-known idioms are provided.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001253614
Title The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Author Edited by Jennifer Speake
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 402
ISBN 10 0192801112
ISBN 13 9780192801111
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No