A., J., Simpson

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs


From Roman times to the computer age, proverbs have added spice to our language. In The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, an abridgement of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, over 1,000 of these popular phrases are listed by main word, with a documentary history of each from its first recorded use, numerous illustrative quotations, and details of earlier related forms in other languages. The only dictionary to record and describe the modern proverb throughout the English-speaking world, this book focuses on proverbs known in the twentieth-century and thus provides a valuable resource for modern word-lovers and phraseologists.


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