By Cambridge University Press
Idioms are well-known in English and but their that means is frequently tough to bet. This new reference ebook includes round 7000 idioms present in British, American and Australian English this day that are defined sincerely and easily utilizing a delicately managed defining vocabulary. It demonstrates how idioms are utilized by giving millions of instance sentences in line with the Cambridge overseas Corpus, and exhibits transparent info on grammar and collocation. It additionally presents etymological details the place applicable to let greater figuring out and to make idioms more straightforward to benefit and take into accout. a whole index makes idioms effortless to find.Additional studying aids are supplied within the kind of photocopiable workouts and subject panels which current idioms in teams in accordance with their which means or functionality. counsel is usually given at the most dear idioms to profit.
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Previous page page_60 next page > < previous page page_61 next page > Page 61 He must be a poor sort of man, for otherwise he would not be so good a piper. Antisthenes (c. 450-380 BCE), Greek philosopher. Plagiarism It's much too good for him. He did not know what to do with it. F. Handel (1685-1759), German-born British composer, on using material composed by his rival Bononcini. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel Trilling (1905-75), American writer. A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet, in The Fudge Family in Paris. We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music. Mark Twain (1835-1910), American journalist and humorist. Music is another lady that talks charmingly and says nothing. Austin O'Malley I hate music, especially when it's played. Jimmy Durante (1893-1980), American entertainer/comedian. < previous page page_50 next page > < previous page page_51 next page > Page 51 When you are about 35 years old, something terrible happens to music.
1958), Canadian journalist, humorist and musician, Bach, Beethoven and the Boys (1986). < previous page page_46 next page > < previous page page_47 next page > Page 47 Ah, Mozart! He was happily married but his wife wasn't. Victor Borge (b. 1909), Danish-born American musical humorist. I write as a sow piddles. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1719-87), Austrian composer, in a letter. Nothing from Mozart? Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor, on hearing his 70th birthday telegrams. The G-minor Symphony consists of eight remarkable measures .