A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations

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About the Book

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

About the Author(s)

Yuri Dolgopolov is an English Language Instructor at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Bibliographic Details

Yuri Dolgopolov
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 403
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5855-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5995-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction
FALSE “FRIENDS” AND “ENEMIES” IN ENGLISH PHRASEOLOGY      3
ARRANGEMENT OF THE ENTRIES      6
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED      8

DICTIONARY      9

Bibliography      341
Phrase Index      343
Key Word Index      376

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Non-native English speakers will highly appreciate [this work]. It aims at helping them understand metaphors and idioms, and consequently, improving their knowledge of the English language and culture. It also presents ‘a complete lexicographic inventory’ for the first time….Is it possible to describe a dictionary as a fascinating read? With A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases, this is exactly the case. This extensive volume is one of the most useful and valuable tools students of the English language can find to learn new words and expressions….It is an excellent resource to avoid misunderstandings and other silly mistakes. …user-friendly…enlightening, ideal for those who need immediate clarification…strongly recommended…Five stars”—Readers’ Favorite
• “Distinguishes between pairs of similar idiomatic phrases that learners and new speakers might mix up”—Reference & Research Book News