The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms presents more than 5,000 idioms explaining the meaning and origin of metaphorical phrases, similes, sayings, and proverbs from throughout the English-speaking world. Full of fascinating and surprising facts, this dictionary is the perfect guide for everyone with an interest in this most colourful and quirky aspect of the English language.
Completely revised based on evidence of Oxford ongoing language [...]
The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words
A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do.
But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for [...]
Test preparation for the vocabulary section of the latest TOEFL test
This book contains most frequently asked questions about English including but not limited to Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Idioms.
Some questions which are answered in the book are below:
•What is the meaning and origin of ‘wild card’ in tennis? •What is the difference between ‘scoot down’ and ‘scoot over’? •How is the word ‘lacunae’ [...]