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Selected as one of the Finalists in the "2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards!" in the "Reference" category.Nominated for the "2011 Global EBook Awards" in the "Reference" category.This is a collection of English idioms, expressions, and phrases, and their meanings, along with sample sentences and the origins of some of these expressions. A number of humorous illustrations and some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures have also been included.Although initially written with foreigners in mind, it is now a useful and fun collection for anyone who speaks English, and will be referred to for many years to come. It’s a great gift for a friend, or a fitting addition to your coffee table or office waiting room.*******************************************Below are some of the reviews:In one stop, your book has clarified the definition of many expressions I hear regularly, yet wasnt sure of their real meaning . I found the background and origin information to be very informative, clever, and, at times, very funny! It doesnt matter if you are "One taco short of a combination plate" or a "One-trick pony," you will enjoy this book!Mark SuttonSan Diego, California*******************************************This is a great book to keep in your home, office, or brief case. The descriptions are brief and easy-to-understand, and I wish my Japanese mother had had a copy of it when she was raising me! It is a perfect choice for a gift for people who love to learn idioms.Amy SmithSan Diego, California*******************************************I expect that your readers will benefit greatly by learning the true meaning behind so many common expressions we take for granted... I hope many readers with English as their primary language will take seriously the importance of clarity in thought and speech... Congratulations upon completing a most daunting task, and thank you for allowing me to add my comments.Dorothy Miller, Literary Consultant*******************************************I would imagine this would make a great reference book for individuals who are not as familiar with common phrases. It could also make a good reference for a writer. I found the cartoons to be entertaining and the book to be quite thorough. I do often wonder where certain phrases come from so I would have liked to see more background explanations for the phrases in the book. Other than that, I think this book can be a valuable resource.Jamie Zewe, Review bloggerErie, Pennsylvania

Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2011
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000601766518
    • ISBN:  9780982773611

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