- File Size: 2539 KB
- Print Length: 711 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0097ROXQ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Idioms in the News - 1,000 phrases, real examples Kindle Edition
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Author excels at giving GREAT EXAMPLES of usage!
Choices are good... anyone who speaks American English needs to know these...
In my case, anyone who writes songs needs a grasp of idiomatic usage...
even when one changes them up in a song for added layering, dimension, ambiguity, meaning...
again... makes reading what is technically a REFERENCE BOOK... fun reading!
Every entry has the idiom, two o more quotes and and explanation.
Pros: "real-world" quotations taken from the press, the fact that the idiom is set in bold in the explanation; not expensive.
Cons: limited in scope, no cross-reference: for example, "drop the ball" and "get the ball rolling" are in the "d" and "g"; there is no entry under "ball" to refer you to "get" and "drop". Also "get the ball" mentions "keep the ball", but there is no entry for "keep the ball", so if you are looking for it and are unaware that it is related to "get the ball", this book is useless. This could be a useful feature.
It is inferior a "The dictionary of cliches" by James Rogers (only in paper, not available in kindle format at the time of writing this), just to mention a book.