Mcgraw-hill's Dictionary Of American Idioms And Phrasal Verbs

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ISBN : 0071408584

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The most in-depth, comprehensive book of common idioms and phraseology available

From proverbial expressions ("the best things in life are free") to idiomatic expressions ("the best of both worlds") to the all-too-familiar clichés ("the best-case scenario"), idioms are not only embedded in our language, but they are also a colorful reflection of our American culture. McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms embraces the fullest breadth of these idioms in one comprehensive reference that is a must-have for both ESL learners and native speakers.

Providing the most comprehensive treatment of American phraseology available, particularly in the area of verbal expressions, McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms features:

  • More than 24,000 entries
  • Concise definitions of each entry and sense, followed by one or two example sentences
  • Idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, and cliches
  • Guidance on the tone appropriate for a select phrase as well as its origin
  • Thorough treatment of variation, of particular help to ESL learners
  • A comprehensive Phrase-Finder Index

Author : Richard A. Spears
ISBN : 0071408584
Language : English
No of Pages : 1104
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 9/1/2003
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 10x7.24x1.73
Book weight : 0.04

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