A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134963653

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1432

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The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.

Shorter Dictionary of Catch Phrases

Author: Rosalind Fergusson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134856067

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 7003


This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second edition, edited by Paul Beale), but have been completely rewritten in the light of recent research, and there are many additions. Catch Phrases include: close your eyes and think of England! have I got news for you! ... refreshes the parts that other ... cannot reach some mothers do'ave'em! you are awful, but I like you.

The Long Afternoon

Author: Ursula Zilinsky

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385159807

Category: Friendship

Page: 423

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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786459956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 3728


Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

The Tiger in the House

Author: Carl van Vechten

Publisher: Rare Treasure Editions

ISBN: 1774643677

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 6372


This great treatise on cats describes the history, manners, habits of the cat and explores its relation to folklore, music, painting, law, poetry, and fiction. It has long been considered the best book ever written about the cat.

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019954378X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 1481


Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.

English Idioms

Author: Matthew Evanoff

Publisher: Matthew Evanoff

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 341

View: 6507


Learning English idioms can be difficult for ESL speakers. This book will help simplify some of the common words and expressions native English speakers use. Use it as a reference, or read it as a learning exercise, and you will improve your English in no time at all!