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Adam Makkai, M. T. Boatner, and John E. Gates - All books by this author
Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents more than 3,000 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. “In one’s element” ... “nail down” ... “off base” and most other American idioms are composed of simple words that somehow take on brand-new meanings when they are combined. Here’s a handy reference guide to them all for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody with an interest in language usage. Expressions are listed alphabetically, identified according to their part of speech, and categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Each expression is defined and supplemented with an illustrative sentence.
From the Reviews:
“This small guide is inexpensive and would be a handy resource to have on hand.”
Shannon Graff Hysell, ARBAonline, American Reference Books Annual 2005, Volume 36
Paperback / 288 Pages / 3 5/8 x 6 / 2004