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Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms
Author: Marvin Terban
ISBN 13: 9780439770835
ISBN 10: 439770831
Edition: Updated ed.
Publisher: Scholastic Reference
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $9.99

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."

Publishers Weekly

Humor and illustrations add spice to over 600 definitions and origins of common idiomatic phrases. Not to let the cat out of the bag, but this one's it's a barrel of monkeys. Ages 8-up. (Feb.)