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From credit crunch to golden parachute barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3 000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs .

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