The most comprehensive reference for understanding and using the contemporary idioms of American Englishâ€”with more than 1,000 entries.
Mastering the use of idiomatic language is an essential step toward achieving fluency in any language. Webster's New World: American Idioms Handbook is the ideal guide to the slang, sayings, expressions, jargon, and colloquialisms of American Englishâ€”covering more than 1,000 entries. Emphasizing acquisition and application, this book explains their meanings as well as when, where, why, and how to use them. A wealth of examples helps readers understand each idiomâ€™s connotation and identify its appropriate context. An extensive index allows for quick and easy reference.