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Adam Makkai, Maxine T. Boatner, and John E. Gates - All books by this author
Updated to keep pace with Americans’ constant changes in the many ways they use, create, and abandon idioms, this book presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions.
Expressions are also categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Readers will learn the meanings behind common idioms such as, ghost town, kiss and tell, ace a test, dodge the bullet, eye candy, and more. Here’s a handy reference guide for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody who has an interest in English language usage.
- Each entry identified by part of speech
- A concise definition for every idiom
- Each idiom used in an illustrative sentence
From the Reviews:
Praise for the previous edition
“This small guide is inexpensive and would be a handy resource to have on hand.”
Shannon Graff Hysell, ARBAonline, American Reference Books Annual 2005, Volume 36
Paperback / 288 Pages / 3 3/4 x 6 / 2013