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

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  • 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)
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"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

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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

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