Helping Learners With Real English
This important dictionary explains approximately 4400 current British and American English idioms. It gives in-depth treatment of their meanings, contexts of use, and pragmatics, and it includes a rich collection of examples taken from The Bank of English.
The Bank of English provides a wealth of information about the frequencies, forms and usage of idioms today. Because the 'Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms' is based on this unique resource, the information which it gives about this fascinating area of language is reliable and up-to-date. This dictionary will be invaluable to all students and teachers of English.