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The American Heritage dictionary of idioms

Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1997.
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Readership: teachers, students, and anyone interested in language and word usage. Cat got your tongue? Not when you use this -- the largest collection of idioms and popular phrases available today. Its main fare is idioms -- groups of two or more words that taken together mean something different from the literal meaning of the individual words. Each entry is defined and has an example. Most entries offer an  Read more...
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Ammer, Christine.
American Heritage dictionary of idioms.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1997
(DLC) 97012390
(OCoLC)36648786
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Ammer
ISBN: 0585077673 9780585077673 9781849720229 1849720223
OCLC Number: 47009857
Description: 1 online resource (v, 729 pages)
Responsibility: Christine Ammer.

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Readership: teachers, students, and anyone interested in language and word usage. Cat got your tongue? Not when you use this -- the largest collection of idioms and popular phrases available today. Its main fare is idioms -- groups of two or more words that taken together mean something different from the literal meaning of the individual words. Each entry is defined and has an example. Most entries offer an explanation of the idioms literal meaning or origin and include information about its first appearance in English.

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