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Oxford dictionary of Idioms

Posted by Miri Barak on April 14, 2004

In Reply to: Can anyone help me find a book I need? posted by Gary on April 09, 2004

: : I have been searching for a book for my father who lives in Canada and the only thing I found that was remotely close was "Slang and it's meanings". What he wanted was where phrases, or sentences come from their origin. Am I making any sense?
: : Ex: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
: : That was an example of "A" phrase. What he wants is phrases in SLANG.
: : Can anyone help me find one? I'm banging my head against the wall with no success.
: : I really do appreciate it.
: : THank you,
: : Kelly
: : (this is the first time I am writing in a "forum" which I don't even know what that means! LOL

: There are some listed at, or you can follow the links through to Amazon from there and search for 'slang'.

I can recommand this dict. it has many idioms, including slang, and explanation bout many of them. You can look at it in a book store and decide.

Oxford dictionary of IDIOMS
oxford university press.
I have the 2000 edition, but there might be a more recent one.