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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: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 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 6 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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6 of 7 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B on 31 Oct 2011
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This book is chocka full of Idioms,if like me your obsessed with the history of words and their meanings & phrases of everyday use then this book is for you.
Whilst I do think the compilation of phrases used and the examples are not the best and most researched out there it does still hold some weight and makes an interesting read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on 8 Dec 2010
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The book arrived as expected. no surprises, very satisfied by the condition of the book.
As far as the book itself, I propose it, it is a good book, with a lot of idioms and good structure.
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