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The Oxford dictionary of idioms

Author: Judith Siefring
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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" ... Idioms are explained and put into context in this second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. The volume takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. This major new edition contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 entirely new entries and over 500 new quotations. The text has been updated to include many new idioms  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Siefring
ISBN: 0198610556 9780198610557
OCLC Number: 61879782
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 340 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: PREFACE; DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Siefring.
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Explains where phrases such as 'take the rap', 'off the cuff', and 'flavour of the month' come from and what exactly they mean. This work contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including over 350 new  Read more...

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