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Oxford Dictionary of Idioms 2nd Edition

Book Name: Oxford Dictionary of Idioms 2nd Edition
Author: Judith Siefring
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13: 9780198527114
Year: 2004
Pages: 352
Language: English
File size: 9.00 MB
File format: PDF

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms 2nd Edition Pdf Book Description:

Were you aware that’flavor of the month’ originated in a marketing campaign in American Pot parlors in the 1940s, when a specific taste would be specially promoted for a month at a time? These and a lot more 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 which make English the rich and intriguing language it is. This significant new edition includes entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 entirely new entries and over 500 new quotations.

The text was updated to include several new idioms utilizing the findings from the Oxford English Reading Program, the largest language research program on the planet. The entries are supported by a wealth of illustrative quotations from a wide assortment of periods and sources and the text was completely redesigned so that it’s both elegant and simple to use. Anybody interested in the colorful side of the English language can have hours of pleasure surfing this informative and fascinating volume.

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