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With more entries than any other reference of its kind, "McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs" shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and cliches. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.
About This Dictionary V How to Use This Dictionary ix Acknowledgments xv Terms and Symbols xvii Dictionary 1 Phrase-Finder Index 783
Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., was a professor of linguistics at Northwestern University before he turned to editorial work. He has authored more than 150 books and articles on various aspects of language. His main interest is in phrasal dictionaries and references designed for language learners.