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By Wilkinson, P. R.
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those inte...rested in cultural history and the English language.Read more
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Useful to check the meaning and the origin of an expression or to avoid mixed metaphors, anachronisms and incongruities. This work presents a collection of metaphors, and includes a variety of expressions with figurative meanings, like similes, proverbs, slang and catchphrases. I...t also contains sayings from North America, Australia, and Scotland.Read more
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