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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs John Simpson

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs par John Simpson

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs John Simpson


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A guide to proverbs in current use, revised and expanded for this edition. Each proverb is given with its main variants, quotations showing its use over the years, definitions where the meaning is not clear, and Greek, Latin and French antecedents where they apply.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Résumé

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs John Simpson

Did you know that A Change Is As Good As A Rest and A Trouble Shared Is A Trouble Halved are not recorded before the 20th century? Or that A Watched Pot Never Boils first occurs as late as 1848? Proverbs are a part of the living language, from computers (Garbage In, Garbage Out) to economics (There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch). 100 new proverbs have been added for this new edition - old sayings which have reappeared in the 20th century and brand new ones (If It Ain's Broke, Don't Fix It; A Rising Tide Lifts All The Boats; Different Strokes For Different Folks; No Cure No Pay; Less Is More). This guide to proverbs in current use comprises a key word system and numerous cross-reference entries. Each proverb is given with its main variants, definition where the meaning is obscure, and quotations from its first occurrence (including Greek, Latin and French antecedents) to the present day.

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GOR005633133
9780198661771
0198661770
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs John Simpson
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Oxford University Press
19920723
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