Summary and Info
ESL students taking intermediate-level courses will find this book a helpful supplement to their classroom textbook. Just as important, they'll see it as a reliable guide to the intricacies of idiomatic American English. Why, after all, should a newcomer to the English language be expected to make sense out of such phrases as get on the ball...make a beeline...have a bone to pick? These and dozens more phrases are explained, "translated" into more formal English, and repeated in various contexts.
More About the Author
The Very Rev Edward Charles Wickham was Dean of Lincoln from 1894 to 1910. Born on 7 December 1834, he was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, being appointed a Probationary Scholar at 17 and eventually rose to be a Fellow.