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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; Revised edition edition (2 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856266648
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856266642
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda and Roger Flavell have been studying the oddities of English for over 25 years. Linda has a degree in modern languages and subsequent qualifications in secondary and primary teaching. Roger has many years of experience working for London University's Institute of Education, concerned latterly with education and international development, and with online education. He is now an educational consultant. Linda and Roger Flavell's other books for Kyle Cathie are A Dictionary of English Down the Ages, Dictionary of Word Origins and Dictionary of Proverbs.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. M. Dawson on 19 Dec. 2009
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There's some awfully twaddle books on idioms about so finding this was delightful. It's readable, interesting and (so far as I can tell) accurate. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Taylor on 15 Jan. 2010
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I am always wodering where idioms come from and now I have the answer. I am always dipping into this book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roy Hewson on 5 May 2010
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For someone with a foreign in-law 'Dictionary of Idioms' is a must!

It's bad enough trying to explain simple English, but a 'lost cause' trying to explain our idiomatic speech-without the help of such a book. When 'the penny drops' on the quaint meanings behind idiomatic speech, much laughter as well as knowledge is generated.

B. Hewson
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By Charlotte on 13 Jan. 2014
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Bought this as a christmas gift for my mum. I wasn't sure how it would go down but she absolutely loved it! Said it was one of her favorite gifts! She loves looking up where sayings come from and why. My grandparents loved it to so may be buying it for them too!
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By Ian Mac on 21 Oct. 2013
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The book arrived very promptly and is a joy to read, explaining the origins of all those phrases that you hear and use but don't know their origins. Fascinating and highly recommended.
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By Jirina on 8 May 2013
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A very usefull book for those who interested in idioms. Is is accompanied by interested essays inserted in the book.
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By MR MARTIN NICHOLLS on 22 Oct. 2014
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Goods arrived quickly and well packed. Goods as expected.Many thanks
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Take this book to my literary gathering - it is so interesting
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