Oxford Concise Dictionary of English Idioms 3E*

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KiadóOxford University Press
Méret (cm)19.5x12.5x2.5
Nyelvi szintC2-anyanyelvi
Kiadás éve2010
- Contains over 6,000 idioms from all over the English-speaking world
- Hundreds more idioms than the nearest competition
- 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
- Accessible and elegant design that makes the text easy to navigate, including a much increased number of cross-references, ideal for quick reference
- The book draws on the latest findings of Oxford's language monitoring, the largest dictionary research programme in the world
- A clear and concise introduction written by the editor, explaining and summarizing the key features of idioms

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?
And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the
rather messy practice of writing