NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

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Richard A. Spears, "NTC's American Idioms Dictionary" McGraw-Hill | ISBN 0844202746 | 2000 Year | PDF | ~7 Mb | 638 Pages

Idioms are figures of speech that can defy literal interpretation and confound both native and non-native speakers of American English. This resource covers 8500 "proverbs, informal phrases and common sayings." Phrases are arranged alphabetically by the first word of the phrase, excluding articles such as a, an, and the. Typical entries provide brief definitions and examples of usage. The phrase finder index links keywords such as "cranny" to phrases such as "every nook and cranny." An appendix features irreversible two- or three-word phrases (e.g., fast and furious, not furious and fast).