This dictionary provides 14,000 examples of usage for more than 7,500 idiomatic forms in American English. Entries have been completely revised and updated to focus on the user's need to know the meaning, usage, and appropriate contexts of each idiomatic phrase.
The dictionary contains a comprehensive Phrase-Finder Index that allows you to look up any key word in an expression and find the exact location of that expression in the main body of the dictionary. This feature allows you to identify and locate partially remembered expressions quickly and easily and to compare similar expressions at a glance.
Among the other special features of NTC's American Idioms Dictionary are the following:
An appendix lists 500 fixed order sequences--phrases such as fast and furious--which cannot be reversed.
Each entry has at least two examples.
Variable parts of an expression are distinguished from fixed elements in the entry head through the use of different type styles; for example, dawn on someone.
NTC's American Idioms Dictionary is an ideal reference for learners and others who seek a thorough and practical guide to contemporary American English idioms.