more than 5,000 entries, this dictionary covers metaphorical phrases,
similes, familiar sayings, and proverbs, providing illustrative
quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, the Spectator, and
Agatha Christie. It explains meanings and provides historical
information for well-known idioms such as cost an arm and a leg, knocks
spots off, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more.
Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with
interest in the origins of the colloquial, quirky byways of the English
Idioms are arranged alphabetically by key word for easy
reference. Sayings in British English are supplemented by American
English and other expressions.
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