McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary

McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary

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Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.

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Shape up your English with thousands of idioms

Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you:

  • Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically
  • Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples
  • Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words

Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans:

at peace relaxed and happy
every trick in the book every deceptive method known
Johnny-on-the-spot someone who is in the right place at the right time
make a killing to have a great success, especially in making money
nine-to-five job a job with normal daytime hours
scream bloody murder to complain bitterly
take a powder to leave; to leave town



Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007
Edition: 4th ed
Description: xxiii, 743 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780071478939
0071478930
Branch Call Number: ESL 428.24 Spe

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