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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms

Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms - 03 edition

Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780521532716

ISBN10: 052153271X

Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms by Cambridge Publishing Staff - ISBN 9780521532716
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published:
International: No
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms by Cambridge Publishing Staff - ISBN 9780521532716

ISBN13: 9780521532716

ISBN10: 052153271X


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Summary

From 'living large' to 'who's your daddy?' this book unlocks the meaning of more than 5000 idiomatic phrases used in American English today. The paperback edition explains more than 5,000 idioms commonly used in spoken and written American English. Clear definitions are written using the 2,000-word Cambridge American Defining Vocabulary. This dictionary features full-sentence examples showing how idioms are really used, usage and origin notes that expand on the definitions, and ample cross-references. There is also a topic index that assists learners in finding idioms related to health, money, feelings, truth, and many other subjects. It is ideal for classroom use or for personal reference. Based on the Cambridge International Corpus, a database that includes more than 200 million words of current written and spoken American, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms is the last word on American idioms.