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Description
Oxford Dictionary of Idioms takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. • Contains over 6,000 idioms from all over the English-speaking world • Hundreds of illustrative quotations, both modern and historical, offer readers a clear idea of how the phrases can be used • Extra features offer fascinating additional information for many entries • Easy to navigate, including many cross-references, making it ideal for quick reference. • Most useful alternative words given first, with word closest in meaning to entry word given in bold • Draws on the latest findings of Oxford's language monitoring - the largest dictionary research programme in the world •...