Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.

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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: John Ayto
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.
The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Judith Siefring
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-10 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing
The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: Jennifer Speake
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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, andmany more. A
Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: John Ayto
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This major new edition contains entries for over 6,000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jennifer Speake
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a

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