The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (Oxford Quick Reference)

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (Oxford Quick Reference)

do you know that 'flavor of the month' originated in a campaign in American ice-cream parlors within the Forties, while a specific taste will be especially promoted for a month at a time? And were you aware that 'off the cuff' refers back to the really messy perform of writing impromptu notes on one's blouse cuff prior to talking in public? those and many extra idioms are defined and placed into context during this moment variation of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms.

the quantity takes a clean examine the idiomatic words and sayings that make English the wealthy and interesting language that it really is. This significant new version includes entries for over 5000 idioms, together with 350 totally new entries and over 500 new quotations.

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