The English language contains a vast store of idioms that can be used in creative ways. This totally revised and greatly expanded edition of Dictionary of Idiom Origins examines over 1000 such phrases, tracing each one's source and history through a rich supply of examples. Each entry comes with meaning, example sentences and detailed information about its origin.

You can find the origin of idioms originated from Bible such as "a leopard can't change his spots" or idioms coined by sailors such as "feel under the weather" or idioms come from horse racing such as "across the board"

Understanding the origins of idioms can help you to learn and remember how to use an idiom in actual context.

This app is a great reference for anyone who is interested in the development of English language.

● main features:
- bookmark and entry
- search for an entry

● write note
- You can write note for each entry

● create a list
- You can create a list and add an entry into that list

● advanced search
- Search an entry by using its meaning

● If you want to give feedback or suggest a new feature, please use the feedback feature in the settings

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ThetaCause ,

Not alphabetized

Just bought this app. While it has the first word alphabetized, the words within each letter are not. You have to look though all of them for your word. Very unprofessional.


Thuy Duong
9.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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