Dictionary of Idioms: And Their Origins

ISBN 13: 9781856263689

Dictionary of Idioms: And Their Origins

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The English language contains a great store of idioms that can be used in creative and forceful ways. This book examines over 400 phrases, tracing each one's source and history through a supply of examples. Mini-essays scattered through the book expand on such broader themes as "What is an idiom?"; "National Rivalries" and "The Old Curiosity Shop of Linguistics."

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Written by the experts, this is choc-a-bloc with fun. -- Good Book Guide, June 05

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Linda and Roger Flavell combine scholarly accuracy with a clear understanding of the oddities of language that delight the browser with a love of the English language.

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