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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
vVersion: 8.1.9 Updated: 2016-07-21

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms takes a look at over 6,000 idiomatic phrases and sayings found in the English language. These include a range of recently established idioms such as the elephant in the corner, go figure, like a rat up a drainpipe, sex on legs, step up to the plate, too posh to push, a walk in the park, win ugly.

Inside you'll also find great number of cross-references, alongside hundreds of illustrative quotations, both modern and historical, to offer readers a clear idea of how the phrases can be used. Extra features offer fascinating additional information for many entries, drawn from the latest findings of Oxford's language monitoring program. Many entries include additional features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question.

"Anyone who is addicted to the richness of the English language or simply intrigued by the origin and meaning of an idiom like 'teach your grandmother to suck eggs' will relish this work"--Library Journal

This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems.

SEARCH TOOLS

Effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing:

  • Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type
  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases
  • An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word
  • Camera search automatically searches for words in the camera viewfinder and displays results
LEARNING TOOLS

Engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary:

  • ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library
  • ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words
  • ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day


What's New

Version 8.1.9:
  • Completely redesigned user experience for quick navigation
  • New camera search feature looks up words in your camera's viewfinder
  • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
  • Fun ‘Word of the Day’ feature
  • Performance improvements
Version 8.1.3:
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes
Version 8.1:
  • Completely redesigned user experience for quick navigation
  • New camera search feature looks up words in your camera's viewfinder
  • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device
  • Fun ‘Word of the Day’ feature
  • Performance improvements
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