Essential American IdiomsEssential American Idioms



Among the special features of this book are the following: each entry has at least two example sentences illustrating how the idiom is used in context in natural American English; and a new Phrase-Finder Index enables users to locate a ...

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015047492437

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Among the special features of this book are the following: each entry has at least two example sentences illustrating how the idiom is used in context in natural American English; and a new Phrase-Finder Index enables users to locate a particular idiom quickly by looking up any of its major words.

Webster s New World American Idioms HandbookWebster s New World American Idioms Handbook



In fact, people often say take it easy to each other when they part. From taking a
nap (a little sleep during the day) or taking in a show (attending a show) to taking
off (leaving on a vacation or short trip), idioms about leisure, entertainment, and ...

Author: Gail Brenner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544188907

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The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context. Thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly.

Cambridge Dictionary of American IdiomsCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms



It was not easy to get the still probably get it up occasionally . truth out of her get
lost slang get sth out of sth / doing sth go away • Those kids told the new to
experience something as a result girl to get lost . USAGE : sometimes of an
activity ...

Author: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052153271X

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This book unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idioms used in American English today.

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms DictionaryMcGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary



Take it easy. 2. Inf.Be gentle.; Treat some- one carefully. Sue: Then I want you to
move the piano and turn all the mattresses. ... It has to last us many years. take it
easy on sth Fig. to use less of some- thing (rather than more). Take it easy on the
 ...

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071712385

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Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you: Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace relaxed and happy every trick in the book every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder to complain bitterly take a powder to leave; to leave town

Cambridge Idioms DictionaryCambridge Idioms Dictionary



Easy come , easy go not very surprising or shocking • We it was with him . were
all expecting the announcement . ... s easier said than writing for one of those
magazines . done . go easy informal easy to not take or use too much of
something be as easy as abc ... they have done be as easy as rolling off a log
something wrong • They ' ll probably go American easy on him since he hasn ' t
been in trouble to ...

Author: Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125335973

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NTC s American Idioms DictionaryNTC s American Idioms Dictionary



Completely revised, updated, reorganized, and enlarged with 600 new entries.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company

ISBN: 0844208264

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Completely revised, updated, reorganized, and enlarged with 600 new entries. Essential for writers and learners of American English, it features a unique new format, an appendix of 500 fixed-order phrases--such as "fast and furious"--that cannot be reversed, and a Phrase-Finder Index for easy lookups of even partially remembered phrases.

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Hove , Engl . 1988 . MCCALLUM , G. P .: Idiom Drills . New York ( etc. ) 1970 .
McCALLUM , G. P .: More Idiom Drills . New York [ etc. ] 1978 . McPARTLAND , P
.: Take It Easy . American Idioms . Englewood Cliff , N.J. 1981 . ROTHERMEL , W.

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McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal VerbsMcGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs



... animal easy take it easy on sth easy take the easy way out easy take things
easy easy That's easy for you to say. easy ... wears a crown. easy You (always)
give up too eas(il)y. eat bite (to eat) eat did everything he could 'cept eat us eat (
Do) ...

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071435789

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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms is the most comprehensive reference of its kind, bar none. It puts the competition to shame, by giving both ESL learners and professional writers the complete low-down on more than 24,000 entries and almost 27,000 senses. Entries include idiomatic expressions (e.g. the best of both worlds), proverbs (the best things in life are free), and clich é s (the best-case scenario). Particular attention is paid to verbal expressions, an area where ordinary dictionaries are deficient. The dictionary also includes a handy Phrase-Finder Index that lets users find a phrase by looking up any major word appearing in it.

Die Neueren SprachenDie Neueren Sprachen



Glaap , A . - R . ( 1979 ) : “ Idioms im Englischunterricht - kontextualisiert ,
sachfeldbezogen , kontrastiv . ” Die Neueren Sprachen 78 , 485 – 498 . ...
McPartland , P . ( 1982 ) : Take it easy . American idioms . Englewood Cliffs , NJ /
New York ...

Author: Wilhelm Viëtor

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Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."

1000 American Idioms and Their Russian Equivalents1000 American Idioms and Their Russian Equivalents



to take for granted When you came to this country , Mr . Smith helped you very
much . ... кто утверждал , что снижение налогов зависит только от
правительства . to take it easy не волноваться ; относиться спокойНО Боюсь ,
что мы ...

Author: Leonid Kossman

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175 Common American English Idioms175 Common American English Idioms



It also comes with guides to teach how and when to use the idioms; do you use them in informal, semi-formal or formal speech? What is informal, semi-formal or formal speech anyway? This book will help you with that.

Author: Madeleine Doan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312196506

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175 Common American English Idioms is a book that teaches essential and foundational idioms used in the USA. It is designed to be an easy-to-use guide especially for ESL students. With a unique Sorted-By-Meaning format, you can now look up idioms via their meanings rather than being limited to searching for them in alphabetical order. It also comes with guides to teach how and when to use the idioms; do you use them in informal, semi-formal or formal speech? What is informal, semi-formal or formal speech anyway? This book will help you with that. Packed with information, every idiom comes in its infinitive form; with at least 1 real-life subject pronoun example sentence. Created by a native American English speaker, you can now learn to speak English like an American and learn the idioms that American English speakers expect you to know. Also includes a brief overview of some of the most common Internet abbreviations. Enjoy!

Handbook of American Idioms and Idiomatic UsageHandbook of American Idioms and Idiomatic Usage



... Republican . dying to very eager , having a great desire to : - I am dying to get
home and try out my new television set . ... speculation in the stock market put
Tyler on easy street for the rest of his life . easy See also free and easy ; take it
easy ...

Author: Harold Crandall Whitford

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105026087937

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The American Heritage Dictionary of IdiomsThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms



American English Idiomatic Expressions & Phrases Christine Ammer ... This
slangy idiom is a verbal use of the noun sack, slang for “bed” since about 1940; it
alludes to a sleeping bag and appears ... Accomplish quickly and easily make
easy progress through, as in He sailed through the written test in no time, or We
sailed ...

Author: Christine Ammer

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547677538

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From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—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. With 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—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions. “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —School Library Journal

The 80 Best American ExpressionsThe 80 Best American Expressions



Do you want to speak like an American? If you want to learn English, this book will help you understand popular American idioms (expressions) with the help of pictures, exercises, and games.

Author: Alice Scordato

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ISBN: 0692827374

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Do you want to speak like an American? If you want to learn English, this book will help you understand popular American idioms (expressions) with the help of pictures, exercises, and games. You will be able to listen to informal conversations and understand their "secret" meanings. These popular idioms are fun to say, easy to use, and a daily part of American speech.

The Oxford Dictionary of IdiomsThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms



The text has been entirely redesigned so that it is both elegant and easy to use. Anyone interested in the quirky side of the English language will have hours of fun browsing through this fascinating and informative volume.

Author: Judith Siefring

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579530

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Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one's shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This vastly entertaining dictionary takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English such a rich and intriguing language. A major new edition, it contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 new entries and over 500 new quotations. The text has been updated to include many new idioms using the findings of the Oxford English Reading Programme, the biggest language research programme in the world. The entries are supported by a wealth of illustrative quotations from a wide range of sources and periods. For example: 'Rowling has not been asleep at the wheel in the three years since the last Potter novel, and I am pleased to report that she has not confused sheer length with inspiration.' - Guardian, 2003. 'I made the speech of a lifetime. I had them tearing up the seats and rolling in the aisles.' - P.G. Woodhouse, 1940. Many entries include boxed features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology, and described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast? The text has been entirely redesigned so that it is both elegant and easy to use. Anyone interested in the quirky side of the English language will have hours of fun browsing through this fascinating and informative volume.

NTC s Thematic Dictionary of American IdiomsNTC s Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms



NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015040141056

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NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary. Its features include a definition of each idiom that includes at least two examples of usage, an alphabetical index for locating each idiom, and an easy-to-read format with a minimum of abbreviations and symbols. NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms is an invaluable tool that allows writers, speakers, and students of English to locate the exact idiomatic expressions they need quickly and easily.

1001 Easy German Phrases1001 Easy German Phrases



The easy way to learn the most common words and phrases, this up-to-date reference incorporates terms related to computers, cell phones, and other digital technology, along with slang and other 21st-century vernacular.

Author: M. Charlotte Wolf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486476308

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The easy way to learn the most common words and phrases, this up-to-date reference incorporates terms related to computers, cell phones, and other digital technology, along with slang and other 21st-century vernacular. In addition to handy sections on grammar and pronunciation, it features quick charts of numbers, times, dates, seasons, and more.