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Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable.

Author: John Ayto; Ian Crofton
Publisher: London : Chambers Harrap Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed. / by John Ayto & Ian CroftonView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it has thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, including a selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology, encompassing everything from the Battle of Britain to the Brazilian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic dictionaries
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Terms and phrases
Additional Physical Format: Print version.
Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable.
London : Chambers Harrap Pub. Ltd., 2010
(OCoLC)697292561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ayto; Ian Crofton
ISBN: 9780199916108 0199916101
OCLC Number: 761020586
Notes: Title from resource home page (viewed Nov. 15, 2011).
Reprint of the 2nd ed., originally published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, in 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 853 pages)
Other Titles: Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase and fable
Dictionary of modern phrase & fable
Dictionary of modern phrase and fable

Abstract:

Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, it has thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, including a selection of buzzwords, catchphrases, slang, nicknames, fictional characters and intriguing cultural phenomena from pop culture to politics, literature to technology, encompassing everything from the Battle of Britain to the Brazilian wax, McCarthyism to McDonald's and Waiting for Godot to Wallace and Gromit.

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