101 American English Idioms: Learn to Speak Like an American Straight from the Horse's Mouth

101 American English Idioms: Learn to Speak Like an American Straight from the Horse's Mouth

by Harry Collis

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Overview

This book makes American English phrases “duck soup.”


101 American English Idioms takes the mystery out of these common U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. On the audio CD, native speakers read each of the 101 idioms, so you can hear how American English sounds and practice what you have learned.


What Americans really mean when they say . . .



  • Drive someone up a wall—annoy someone greatly
  • Raise a stink—protest strongly
  • Pull someone's leg—fool someone
  • All thumbs—clumsy
  • Shoot the breeze—chat informally
  • Feel like a million dollars—feel wonderful
  • Duck soup—easy, effortless

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071487726
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 831,456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Harry Collis is an experienced teacher of English as a second language, as well as author of books on American English idioms, proverbs, riddles, superstitions, and customs.

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