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Автор: N. E. Renton
Название: Metaphorically Speaking: A Dictionary of 3,800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions
Издательство: Warner Books
Размер: 7 Mb
Rich with historical lore that takes us from bygone trades and traditions to the computer age, these wonderful expressions convey shades of meaning more succinctly than ordinary phrases. Using them well can improve your writing and speech. Now Metaphorically Speaking offers you 3,800 metaphors—from "alpha to omega—in an easy-to-use, uniquely organized dictionary. Think of a word, and this book will give you the metaphors where it appears. Think of a metaphor, and Metaphorically Speaking will explain its meaning and often its origin. Think of the idea, and this indispensable reference will supply you with "an Aladdin's cave" of metaphors that convey it.
So when you need a fresh figure of speech, don't "get your knickers in a knot" or "bust your boiler." "Look for elephants in elephant country "—look it up in... Metaphorically Speaking
• Ideal for writers, teachers, students, and public speakers
• Invaluable for users of English as a second language
• Features three separate, self-contained listings: a dictionary, a thematic section, and a thesaurus
• Includes suggestions for party games, advertising copy, public addresses, and crossword puzzles