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.