McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms

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0071589333

Date

January 7, 2008

Format

Mixed media product, 288 pages

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ISBN

0071497846 / 9780071497848

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18.00



Overview


Main description

Understand American English better by mastering its idioms

This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English idioms, common phrases, and colloquialisms. Entries include definitions and examples of idioms used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.

Inside you will find:

  • 2,000 entries with examples of everyday usage
  • The latest idioms used in the American lexicon
  • Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally


Table of contents

Preface Terms and Symbols About this Dictionary Dictionary Key Word Index


Author comments

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D. is a former reference editor and linguistics Professor at Northwestern University, who has written more than 150 dictionaries. He has a particular expertise in phrasal dictionaries.


Back cover copy

Understand American English better by mastering its idioms

This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English idioms, common phrases, and colloquialisms. Entries include definitions and examples of idioms used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.

Inside you will find:

  • 2,000 entries with examples of everyday usage
  • The latest idioms used in the American lexicon
  • Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally





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