Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs



Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
The most in-depth, comprehensive book of common idioms and phraseology available
From proverbial expressions ('the best things in life are free') to idiomatic expressions ('the best of both worlds') to the all-too-familiar clichés ('the best-case scenario'), idioms are not only embedded in our language, but they are also a colorful reflection of our American culture. McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms embraces the fullest breadth of these idioms in one comprehensive reference that is a must-have for both ESL learners and native speakers.
Providing the most comprehensive treatment of American phraseology available, particularly in the area of verbal expressions, McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms features:
More than 24,000 entries
Concise definitions of each entry and sense, followed by one or two example sentences
Idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, and cliches
Guidance on the tone appropriate for a select phrase as well as its origin
Thorough treatment of variation, of particular help to ESL learners
A comprehensive Phrase-Finder Index


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