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Thesaurus of Slang: Over 165,000 Uncensored Contemporary Slang Terms, Common Idioms, & Colloquialisms, Updated for the 1990's & Arranged for Quick & Easy Referenceby Esther Lewin
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More than 165,000 uncensored contemporary slang terms, common idioms, and colloquialisms are detailed, offering quick and easy access to expressions gathered from a wide variety of sources, from newspapers and magazines to television and casual conversation.
Book News Annotation:
**** Subtitled More than 165,000 Uncensored Contemporary Slang Terms, Common Idioms, and Colloquialisms, Updated for the 1990s and Arranged for Quick and Easy Reference. The first edition (1988--cited in Walford and Sheehy Suppl.) was made up of 12,000 standard English words listed alphabetically and each followed by one or more of 150,000 slang words or phrases. This substantially revised and expanded edition adds some 15,000 new idioms, catchwords, and expressions--yielding, e.g., 98 new slang words for marijuana, 52 for drunk, and 85 for stupid.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 454-456).
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