McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms by Richard A. SpearsMcGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms by Richard A. Spears

McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms

byRichard A. Spears

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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Understand American English better by mastering its idioms

This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English idioms, common phrases, and colloquialisms. Entries include definitions and examples of idioms used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Idioms Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.

Inside you will find:

  • 2,000 entries with examples of everyday usage
  • The latest idioms used in the American lexicon
  • Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally
Richard A. Spears, Ph.D. is a former reference editor and linguistics Professor at Northwestern University, who has written more than 150 dictionaries. He has a particular expertise in phrasal dictionaries.
Title:McGraw-Hill's Essential American IdiomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071497846

ISBN - 13:9780071497848

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PrefaceTerms and SymbolsAbout this DictionaryDictionaryKey Word Index