Contains more than 3000 idioms from British and American English with thousands of examples. There is also information on the variations that idioms undergo so that students may identify them and their meaning even when they do not appear in their standard form.
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This is an important new dictionary from the innovative 'Cobuild' team. It explains approximately 4400 current British and American English idioms. It gives in-depth treatment of their meanings, contexts of use, and pragmatics, and it includes a rich collection of examples taken from 'The Bank of English'.
'The Bank of English' provides a wealth of information about the frequencies, forms, and usage of idioms today. Because the 'Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms' is based on this unique resource, the information which it gives about this fascinating area of language is reliable and up to date. This dictionary will be invaluable to all students and teachers of English.
• 4400 idioms from British and American English
• Information about idiom frequencies
• Clear layout
• Detailed explanations of usage
• Coverage of the ways in which idioms vary
• Over 8500 real examples
• Full index, so idioms can be found easily
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Book Description Collins Cobuild, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110003709469
Book Description Collins Cobuild, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3709469