By Dick Wilkinson
This soaking up choice of metaphors encompasses a number of expressions with figurative meanings, like similes, proverbs, slang and catchphrases. it's the results of a life of paintings on dialect and metaphor and provides an outline of the people knowledge expressed in figurative expressions. the writer attracts on his vast touch with the agricultural cultures of Dorset, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Lancashire, yet has additionally incorporated a number sayings from North the USA, Australia, Scotland and different English talking nations.
With revised contents and a more robust index to make person entries more uncomplicated to find, the Concise can be used to ascertain the that means and the foundation of an expression or to prevent combined metaphors, anachronisms and incongruities. it's a pleasure to browse lengthy after your unique question has been responded.
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