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Shape up your English with thousands of idioms! Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you:

* Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically
* Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples
* Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words

Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans:

at peace - relaxed and happy
every trick in the book - every deceptive method known
Johnny-on-the-spot - someone who is in the right place at the right time
make a killing - to have a great success, especially in making money
nine-to-five job - a job with normal daytime hours
scream bloody murder - to complain bitterly
take a powder - to leave; to leave town

The dictionary is powered by the MSDict technology especially enhanced for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and packed with great features.

* Colorful and feature-rich user interface with faster and easier word access
* Customizable two-pane user interface (for iPad)
* Quick search of terms while you type
* Table of contents for fast navigation in the different sections of the title
* Hyperlinks between terms and articles
* Ability to change the font size in the term definitions
* Favorites - you can create your own lists of favorite items and organize them in groups
* History of last visited terms and articles
* Fast article scrolling
* No connection to the Internet required - you can use the dictionary on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting to the Internet and with no additional charges
* Daily term feature to help you memorize a term each day

Can’t find the word you are looking for? Three kinds of filters will help you locate that elusive word.

* Fuzzy filter – used when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word
* Keyword – used to locate the instances of a key word within other compound words
* Wild card – “?” and “*” replace a letter and group of letters in words to broaden your search
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