Oxford dictionary of English idioms

Oxford dictionary of English idioms

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Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? The volume takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. This major new edition contains entries for over 6,000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. These include a range of recently established idioms such as 'the elephant in the corner', 'go figure', 'like a rat up a drainpipe', 'sex on legs', 'step up to the plate', 'too posh to push', 'a walk in the park', 'win ugly'. This edition also features a greatly increased number of cross-references, making it ideal for quick reference. Many entries include additional features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology that described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast?


Productspecificaties

Categorie
SISO
844 - Idioom
Onderwerp / PIM
Leeftijdsgroep
Materiaalsoort
ISBN
9780199543786
Taal
Editie / Druk
Third edition
Jaar van uitgave
2010
Uitvoering boek
Aantal pagina's
VIII, 408 pagina's
Hoogte
196
Breedte
128
Aantal banden
1
Bestelnummer
2016073700