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Published: 01 July 2010

416 Pages

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199543786

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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Third Edition

Edited by John Ayto

Oxford Quick Reference

  • 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
  • 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 program, the largest dictionary research program in the world
  • A clear and concise introduction written by the editor, explaining and summarizing the key features of idioms

New to this Edition:

  • 700 entirely new entries
  • Hundreds of additional headwords and senses to reflect new research and new terms
  • Updated design
  • Thematic index

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