The Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms unlocks the meaning of thousands of idiomatic phrases used in contemporary American English. More than 5,000 idioms – from don’t go there and living large to more bang for the buck and hit the nail on the head – are clearly defined, with full-sentence examples that show how they are used.
Based on the Cambridge International Corpus, a database of current written and spoken English, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms is the last word on American idioms.
- Attractive two-color text includes more than 5,000 idioms commonly used in spoken and written American English, and 50 two-color illustrations
- Clear definitions explain idioms using words learners already know
- Full-sentence examples show how idioms are really used
- Usage and origin notes expand on the definitions
- Cross-references indicate related terms, synonyms, antonyms, and idioms entered at another headword
- A topic index assists learners in finding idioms related to behavior, emotional condition, success, and many more subjects
Intermediate to High Intermediate
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