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Allens Dictionary Of English Phrases

Allens Dictionary Of English Phrases

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  • Author
    Robert Allen
  • Publisher
    Penguin Uk
  • Publication date
    07 August 2008

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Allens Dictionary Of English Phrases

  • Author

    Robert Allen

  • Date Published

    07 August 2008

  • Publisher

    Penguin Uk

  • Pages

    832 pages

  • ISBN

    9780141917689

Book Description

Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.

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