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If you think idioms are a "tough nut to crack," pick up the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Fun new design and more than 700 common American phrases, sayings, and expressions.Cat got your tongue? Penny for your thoughts? Come again? Every day, idioms bring color to our speech. Since they don't really mean what they say, idioms can stump even the native English-speaker. Marvin Terban makes understanding idioms "as easy as pie" with the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Explanations for, and origins of, more than 700 everyday American idioms, complete with kid-friendly sample sentences. The entries are amusing as well as educational. Alphabetical listing and cross-referencing index makes finding idioms a "piece of cake."
An alphabetical listing of common figures of speech, along with their definitions and origins.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Reference / General, Language Arts / General
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Marvin Terban
Street Date: July 1, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4025
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