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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
By Elizabeth Knowles (editor)
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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date January 1, 2017
Pages 512
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198778370
ISBN-10 0198778376
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language.

Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as "Never waste a good crisis" and "Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have," which add a contemporary flavor to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.


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2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 1, 2017)
9780198778370 | details & prices | 512 pages | List price $16.95
About: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'.
1 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 3, 2009)
9780199568024 | details & prices | 500 pages | 4.50 × 6.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, grouped under 250 subject headings that range from "Cats" and "Dogs" to "Achievement" and "Extravagance.

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