A Dictionary of American Idioms

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Maxine Tull Boatner, John Edward Gates, Adam Makkai
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 1975 - Americanisms - 392 pages
4,000 common American idioms defined, explained with examples, and cross-references.

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As defined in the Preface, an "idiom" is a new meaning assigned to a word or phrase that already has its own meaning. English is heavily idiomatic, an observation the editors try to explain while ... Read full review

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