- Hundreds of illustrative quotations, both modern and historical offer, readers a clear idea of how the phrases can be used. - Boxed features offer fascinating additional information for many entries
- A brand-new accessible and elegant design makes the text easy to navigate
- The book draws on the latest findings of the Oxford English Dictionary, the largest language research programme in the world
- Over 350 new entries, including idioms such as ' chew the scenery' , ' jump the shark' , and ' give someone the hairy eyeball' . Over 500 new quotations from sources such as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, and Arundhati Roy
New to this edition
- Over 350 new entries, including idioms such as ' chew the scenery' , ' jump the shark' , and ' give someone the hairy eyeball' . - Over 500 new quotations from sources such as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, and Arundhati Roy
- New accessible and elegant design, with idioms arranged by key word
- Virtual tabs for easy reference
Did you know that ' flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? I had them tearing up the seats and rolling in the aisles. ' - P. G. Woodhouse, 1940. Many entries include boxed features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that ' taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology, and described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast? The text has been entirely redesigned so that it is both elegant and easy to use. Anyone interested in the quirky side of the English language will have hours of fun browsing through this fascinating and informative volume. And did you know that ' off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one' s shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This vastly entertaining dictionary takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English such a rich and intriguing language. A major new edition, it contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 new entries and over 500 new quotations. The text has been updated to include many new idioms using the findings of the Oxford English Reading Programme, the biggest language research programme in the world. The entries are supported by a wealth of illustrative quotations from a wide range of sources and periods. For example: ' Rowling has not been asleep at the wheel in the three years since the last Potter novel, and I am pleased to report that she has not confused sheer length with inspiration. ' - Guardian, 2003. ' I made the speech of a lifetime.
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