Buy Used
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Infinite_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Order will be shipped within 24 hours from our UK based warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. We offer a full money back guarantee should you not be satisfied with your order in any way.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Paperback Reference) Paperback – 31 Oct 1998

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 31 Oct 1998
£67.79 £0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:

click to open popover

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; 3rd Revised edition edition (31 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192800841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192800848
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,668,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


"brilliantly arranged ... I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those who like to prove people wrong in argument." -- Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph


Now reissued and updated, this reference provides the reader with over 1000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world. For this third edition, the explanatory material has been expanded and new proverbs added including "Never say never", "It takes one to know one", "The devil is in the details", and "If you want something done, ask a busy person". In addition to a history of each proverb, the thematic index helps you find proverbs on subjects ranging from boasting to weddings

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 3 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

13 July 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
16 May 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsVery interesting and informative!
4 November 2016 - Published on
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
T.S. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 starsUseful and Entertaining
29 August 2014 - Published on
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
Rick D. Mousley
5.0 out of 5 starsEssential!
27 April 2016 - Published on
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsOver 1000 Major Proverbs with illustrative quotations.
27 June 2001 - Published on
One person found this helpful.
2.0 out of 5 starsLet Down
31 August 2000 - Published on
7 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?