N. E. Renton, "Metaphorically Speaking: A Dictionary of 3,800 Picturesque Idiomatic Expressions"
Warner Books | 1990 | ISBN: 0446393533 | 544 pages | siPDF | 7.7 MB
Aristotle said it best: "The greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphors." Rich with historical lore that takes us from bygone trades and traditions to the computer age, these wonderful expressions convey shades of meaning more succinctly than ordinary phrases. Using them well can improve your writing and speech. Now Metaphorically Speaking
offers you 3,800 metaphors—from "alpha to omega—in an easy-to-use, uniquely organized dictionary. Think of a word, and this book will give you the metaphors where it appears. Think of a metaphor, and Metaphorically Speaking
will explain its meaning and often its origin. Think of the idea, and this indispensable reference will supply you with "an Aladdin's cave" of metaphors that convey it.