This new second edition of the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth treament of the most important idioms in current British and American English
This new second edition of the Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about their frequency, contexts, meanings, and usage. Thousands of examples from the Bank of English have been used to illustrate clearly how the idioms are used in the language today. New to this edition is fascinating information about the origins of hundreds of idioms, essential for learners wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the language.
Clearly laid-out and easy-to-use, the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms will prove to be fascinating and invaluable to teachers and learners of English at all levels.
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Helping learners with real English
The Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms provides learners of English with invaluable information about thousands of British and American idioms. This new edition offers in-depth treatment of their meanings and usage, illustrated throughout by examples taken from the 'Bank of English'
• Over 6,000 references – up-to-date coverage of idioms from British and American English: 'to go postal, a piece of work'
• Over 8,500 examples of real English from the 'Bank of English'
• Explanations given in full sentences in simple, natural English
• Special labelling of key idioms
• Full index and thematic index to find idioms quickly and easily
• Clear, easy-to-use layout
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