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Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2nd Edition)


The Dictionary of Idioms presents more than 5,000 idioms explaining the meaning and origin of metaphorical phrases, similes, sayings, and proverbs from thoughout the English-speaking world. Full of fascinating and surprising facts, this dictionary is the perfect guide for everyone with an interest in this most colourful and quirky aspect of the English language.


  • Completely revised based on evidence of Oxf ongoing language research
  • More than 350 new idioms and hundreds of new origin notes
  • Thousands of real examples both modern and historical
  • Easy to use, arranged alphabetically by key word, with an elegant new design
  • Thematic index groups idioms by topic or theme: from Death and Fate to Beauty and Love.

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