Oxford Dictionary of Idioms presents over 5,000 idioms. The dictionary explains the meaning and origin of metaphors, comparisons, proverbs and sayings from all over the English-speaking world. Full of charming and amazing facts, this dictionary is an ideal guide for anyone interested in this most vibrant and bizarre area of the English language.
The second edition is a complete revision based on ongoing research at Oxford.
– More than 350 new idioms and hundreds of new notes about their origin.
– Thousands of explanations of idioms, both modern and historical.
– Thanks to the new sophisticated design and alphabetical organization by keyword, the dictionary is easy to use.
– The thematic index groups idioms by topics – from death and fate to beauty and love.
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