The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs


What does "A emerging tide lifts all of the boats" suggest? the place did the asserting, "Garbage in, rubbish out" come from? And whilst did "A watched pot by no means boils" first take place? The solutions to those questions are among the that may be present in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, the single dictionary to checklist and describe the fashionable proverb.
This authoritative reference lists over 2,000 conventional sayings, removing ones that experience fallen into disuse and together with over a hundred new proverbs--old sayings that experience reappeared in recent years, and newly created ones--known within the 20th century. Entries comprise illustrative quotations that express the context of a proverb's use, its heritage and origins (including Greek, Latin, and French antecedents), and an in depth cross-referencing process for simple entry. The editors have further notes to elucidate the which means of a proverb or point out attractions. They talk about, for instance, the felony implications of "Every puppy is authorized one bite," and pair contradictory proverbs equivalent to "Absence makes the center develop fonder" and "Out of sight, out of mind". New proverbs during this variation contain "If it ain't broke, do not repair it," "Different strokes for various folks," and "Less is more," between many others.
An exciting and informative advisor to the sayings that experience regularly extra spice to the English language, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is an integral resource for all language lovers.

Praise for the 1st Edition:
"Scholarly, meticulous, and authoritative"--The Washington put up ebook World. "A wealthy and soaking up collection....Simpson's creation is succinct and helpful...[and his] process of cross-referencing is exemplary"--The instances Literary Supplement [London].

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