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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Idioms
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.
Published on 19 Dec 2009 by Mr. R. M. Dawson

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bought for a present but not containing what I thought it would do. thought it was interpreting old sayings but it is still interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Idioms, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for dipping in to, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Idiomaticly Speaking, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary of Idioms, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book, 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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3.0 out of 5 stars bought for a present but not containing what I thought ..., 20 Dec 2014
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bought for a present but not containing what I thought it would do. thought it was interpreting old sayings but it is still interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Oct 2014
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Goods arrived quickly and well packed. Goods as expected.Many thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary of idioms, 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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