A Dictionary of American Idioms

A Dictionary of American Idioms

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Baker & Taylor
Indicates the variant forms, parts of speech, definitions, and usage of the illustrative sentences for more than eight thousand commonly used idioms, including proverbs, cliches, and slang expressions.

Book News
In this update of the 1995 edition, Makkai (English and linguistics, U. of Illinois at Chicago) includes some 8000 words and phrases of American-style English for those learning English as a second language. The introduction is translated into nine key languages. The dictionary was first published in 1975. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Barron's Educational Publishing
More than 8,000 idiomatic words and phrases specific to American-style English are presented in this updated A-to-Z dictionary, complete with definitions and sample sentences. Especially useful for TOEFL test-takers and other students in America for whom English is a second language, this book explains and clarifies many of the similes and metaphors that newcomers to American English find mystifying. It is also useful to native-born Americans who are sometimes confused by regional colloquialisms encountered in reading or on TV. Idioms undergo constant change in every living language, some of them falling out of use, while new words and phrases become part of the standard vocabulary. This dictionary's new fourth edition takes account of the latest idiomatic changes and provides a solid background to informal American English.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2004
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780764119828
Characteristics: li, 395 p. ; 23 cm

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