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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date February 26, 2013
Pages 506
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780547676586
ISBN-10 0547676581
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $15.95
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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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395727744
 
from Houghton Mifflin (April 1, 1997)
9780395727744 | details & prices | 729 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.90 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Covering almost ten thousand idioms and phrases, a reference work on common American vocabulary and idiomatic expressions defines each entry and provides a contextual sentence
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547676586 Book cover for 9780618249534
 
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2 edition from Houghton Mifflin (February 26, 2013)
9780547676586 | details & prices | 506 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Senior moment.
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 13, 2003)
9780618249534 | details & prices | 480 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Covering almost ten thousand idioms and phrases, a reference work on common American vocabulary and idiomatic expressions defines each entry and provides a contextual sentence.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606316224 Book cover for 9781417747191 Book cover for 9781439527245
 
2 reprint edition from Turtleback Books (February 26, 2013)
9780606316224 | details & prices | 506 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $28.10
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (August 11, 2008)
9781439527245 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $23.95
About: The cat will never get your tongue once you have The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms.
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 2003)
9781417747191 | details & prices | 473 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $26.90
About: Covering almost ten thousand idioms and phrases, a reference work on common American vocabulary and idiomatic expressions defines each entry and provides a contextual sentence.

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