The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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John Simpson

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs contains over 1,000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world, and includes quotations that provide a fascinating history of each proverb. For example, did you know that "A trouble shared is a trouble halved" wasn't recorded before the twentieth century? Or that "A watched pot never boils" first appears as late as 1848? For this third edition the explanatory material has been expanded and new proverbs added including "Never say never, " "It takes one to know one, " "The devil is in the details, " and "If you want something done, ask a busy person." A thematic index helps you easily find proverbs on subjects ranging from boasting to weddings. Up-to-date and authoritative, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is an invaluable resource for writers, students, phraseologists, and all word-lovers.

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