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Published: 18 August 2020

448 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198845621

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Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Fourth Edition

John Ayto

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Contains over 10,000 definitions explaining the meanings of English idioms
  • Includes hundreds of illustrative quotations, both modern and historical
  • Fully revised and updated to include more than 400 new idioms
  • Offers fascinating information on the origins of idioms for many entries
  • Draws on the Oxford corpora, key aspects of the largest dictionary research programme in the world
  • A thematic index complements the entries, and aids navigation

New to this Edition:

  • Includes more than 400 new idioms, including many that have originated or come into wide use in the last ten years
  • The thematic index has been expanded to improve searchability, including the addition of several new categories

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