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  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
    The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
    The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
    The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
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  2. The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition

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Senior moment. Think outside the box. Idioms like these can't be understood just from the words that make them up. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings of idioms, including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the broth, interjections such as tough beans, and figures of speech such as elephant in the room. Since the publication of the first edition 15 years ago, author Christine Ammer has made extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language. This second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today. English language learners will find this dictionary especially useful.

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Christine Ammer
Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The Kindle version is completely useless. It cannot be set as a Kindle dictionary, so it is impossible to search it from within another book. Opening the "dictionary" as a book in its own right on the Kindle also does not seem to allow for internal searching. Therefore, to find anything in it, you would have to manually navigate to the entry, and, if you have an actual Kindle device, you would know how incredibly difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating that would be. I feel cheated.f
Surprising how much we use this when discussing old phrases for things. We may be old, but we can't usually remember what common sayings came from --- it's fun to find out.
My daughter produced two very common idioms that aren't in this book. She sent an email to the publisher.
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