This book unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idioms used in American English today.
The most complete and authoritative idioms dictionary available, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms gives you the tools to understand contemporary American English. It gives clear, easy-to-understand definitions and more than 1,000 usage notes that explain what idioms mean and how they are used today. With dozens of entertaining illustrations and more than 8,000 example sentences taken from the Cambridge International Corpus, it shows how idioms are really used. The Subject Index helps learners find idioms related to health, money, feelings, truth, and many more topics, and the Study Section groups idioms to make them easier to learn. If you want to understand American English idioms, this is the book that will spell it out for you.
Corpus based - includes idioms really used today, and gives examples based on authentic spoken and written material.
Thesaurus index - allows lookup by meaning, so you can find idioms about health, money, anger, happiness, work, etc.
Defining vocabulary - clear, concise definitions written using a 2000-word vocabulary learners already know.