McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary

McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary

Paperback - 2007
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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

Alternative Title: American idioms dictionary
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780071478939
0071478930
Branch Call Number: 423.1
Characteristics: xxiii, 743 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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