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American Idioms Dictionary

American Idioms Dictionary



Shape up your English with thousands of idioms! Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you:

* Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14, 000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically

* Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples

* Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words

Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans:

at peace - relaxed and happy

every trick in the book - every deceptive method known

Johnny-on-the-spot - someone who is in the right place at the right time

make a killing - to have a great success, especially in making money

nine-to-five job - a job with normal daytime hours

scream bloody murder - to complain bitterly

take a powder - to leave; to leave town

The dictionary is powered by the MSDict technology especially enhanced for iPhone, iPod and iPad with the following key benefits:

* Quick search of words while you type

* Hyperlinks between words and articles

* Fast article scrolling

* Bookmarks - you can use the Bookmarks feature as a learning tool and create your own topics and wordlists

* Filters added to help you locate the word you are searching for:

*Fuzzy filter- used when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word

*Keyword- used to locate the instances of a key word within other compound words

*Wild card - "?" and "*" replace a letter and group of letters in words

* Ability to change the font size in the word definitions – this feature is available from the phone Settings

* No connection to the Internet required - you can use the dictionary on your device without connecting to the Internet and with no additional charges

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