American Idioms Dictionar



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Shape up your English with thousands of idioms! Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English.

McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you:

 •Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically
 •Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples
 •Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace - relaxed and happy every trick in the book - every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot - someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing - to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job - a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder - to complain bitterly take a powder - to leave; to leave town

A SEARCH TOOL

featuring search autocomplete to help you find words quickly by displaying predictions similar to the terms you're typing. You also get enhanced search extras including:

 •A quick search of words while you type.
 •A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word.
 •A 'keyword' search for finding key words within compound words.
 •A wild card search function ('*' or '?') which can replace a letter or entire parts of a word.
 •Download dictionary definitions locally for offline word lookup.

A LEARNING TOOL

including a number of features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:

 •A 'Favorites' feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library, including cross-curriculum words.
 •History list to help you easily review looked-up words.
 •Discover more using the included special language notes.
 •See words in context with example sentences.
 •'Word-of-the-day' feature with dedicated homescreen widget.

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