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The Oxford dictionary of idioms

Author: Judith Siefring; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms presents more than 5,000 idioms explaining the meaning and origin of metaphorical phrases, similes, sayings, and proverbs from throughout the English-speaking world. This dictionary is the perfect guide for everyone with an interest in this most colourful and quirky aspect of the English language." "Completely revised based on the evidence of Oxford's ongoing language research, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Oxford dictionary of idioms
(OCoLC)56654713
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Siefring; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780198527114 019852711X
OCLC Number: 61238244
Notes: Title from title screen.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Titles: Dictionary of idioms
Responsibility: edited by Judith Siefring.

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"The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms presents more than 5,000 idioms explaining the meaning and origin of metaphorical phrases, similes, sayings, and proverbs from throughout the English-speaking world. This dictionary is the perfect guide for everyone with an interest in this most colourful and quirky aspect of the English language." "Completely revised based on the evidence of Oxford's ongoing language research, it has: more than 350 new idioms and hundreds of new origin notes; thousands of real examples both modern and historical; easy to use, arranged alphabetically by key word, with an elegant new design; and thematic index groups idioms by topic or theme: from Death and Fate to Beauty and Love."--Jacket.

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