The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
"Bite the bullet", " get on the stick", "make no bones about it", " take the cake". The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of Idioms covers almost 10,000 expressions. Its main fare is, of course, idioms - groups of two or more words that together mean something different from the literal meaning of the individual words. In addition, this book discusses verb phrases such as " act up", "freeze out", and " get down", figures of speech such as "dark horse" and "blind as a bat", interjections and formulas like "says who" and " tough beans", common proverbs like a "bird in the hand", and slang terms such as "buy the farm" and "push up daisies". Each entry is defined and has an example sentence showing the expression in context. Most entries offer an explanation of the expression's literal meaning or origin and include information about its first appearance in English.
What people are saying - Write a review
American Heritage DictionaryUser Review - Overstock.com
Very good content value for the price. You will be pleased with more than 400 pages of well written idioms. You will not be disappointed with your purchase. My purchase was a gift and was appreciated by the recipient.
Review: The American Heritage Dictionary of IdiomsUser Review - Christina - Goodreads
This is a book I will treasure for a long time to come. Where else can I find out the interesting, sometimes even comical stories behind everyday phrases? Take the idiom "To let the cat out of the bag ... Read full review
Houghton Mifflin Electronic Licensing - The American Heritage ...
Electronic licensing information for The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/ epub/ ahdidioms.shtml
Rapidshare Ebooks Library: The American Heritage Dictionary of ...
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms includes almost 10000 of these figures of speech, slang phrases, clichés, colloquialisms, and proverbs, ...
i-bibliophile.blogspot.com/ 2008/ 03/ american-heritage-dictionary-of-idioms.html
Monolingual English Dictionaries
Click on one of the subject areas below to see our SPECIAL LISTINGS. Enter through these major categories into over 90 subject areas. ...
www.leabooks.com/ Professional%20Books/ Translators/ Language%20Resources/ English/ Monol-Dict.html
Idioms: A-one to add insult to injury from Answers.com
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, by Christine Ammer, published by Houghton Mifflin Company The Dictionary of Idioms contains idiomatic words and ...
www.answers.com/ library/ Idioms-letter-1A
Gifts of Gab for 1998
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS ($30), with no fashionably lengthy subtitle, by Christine Ammer, is not done on historical principles -- no ...
www.nytimes.com/ books/ 97/ 12/ 14/ reviews/ 971214.14safire.html
Dictionary.com: Cite This Source
[P] Premium Content |; Register | Log In |; Help · Dictionary · Thesaurus · Encyclopedia · All Reference · The Web. Advertisement ...
Google Answers: Killing time?
According to The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, "kill time" was first recorded about 1768. "Kill time", from The American Heritage Dictionary of ...
answers.google.com/ answers/ threadview?id=64738
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer ...
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer Book Description "Bite the bullet", " get on the stick", "make no bones about it", ...
AB 1065 Jeffandlisa - Forums
View at http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/billtrack/billview.html?bill=AB_1065 it looks like you can now be jailed for transporting kitchen grease. ...
www.frybrid.com/ forum/ showthread.php?t=3395
kidssmart Book Klub
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms Christine Ammer Houghton Mifflin Company; Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ...