The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

"First published as The concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs, edited by John Simpson, 1982"--Title page verso.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jennifer Speake
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a
A Dictionary of Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Jennifer Speake
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-23 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign
A Dictionary of American Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 710
Authors: Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins
The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Rosalind Fergusson, Market House Books, Ltd
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.
Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Elizabeth Knowles
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by