A Dictionary of Proverbs
OUP Oxford, Oct 23, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
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Review: The Oxford Dictionary of ProverbsUser Review - Vince - Goodreads
So, maybe I read the cheesiest proverbs to Jessica, which did not endear this book to her. All in good fun. Some of these proverbs trace their roots back to biblical times or the middle ages, but most ... Read full review
Review: The Oxford Dictionary of ProverbsUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
Not too many I didn't already know, which was disappointing. But good histories on those listed. Read full review