Adam Makkai, Ph.D. - All books by this author
More than 8,000 idiomatic words and phrases that are standard in American English are listed with definitions and sample sentences to clarify their meanings. Earlier editions of this A-to-Z dictionary have proved especially helpful to TOEFL and TOEIC test takers, as well as to other students in North America for whom English is their second language. Idioms undergo constant change in every living language, some falling out of use while new words and phrases become part of the standard vocabulary. This new edition takes account of the latest idiomatic changes and presents a solid background to informal American English.
Praise for the previous edition
From the reviews:
“…the book well defines words and expressions… those who do not know American English well will probably find the dictionary to be helpful for lighting up some of its unusual corners.”
Larry Shea, Multicultural Review, Fall 2004
Paperback / 448 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2013