Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
|Title||Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs|
|Added to our catalogue on||31st December 2022|
*** New to our catalogue – on 31st December 2022 ***
This delightful volume is packed to the brim with proverbs both quirky and wise, on hundreds of different topics helpfully arranged so you can find the perfect pithy saying for any situation.
- Arranged by theme covering 250 subjects
- Containing over 2,000 proverbs, a rich diversity of sayings from many different cultures
‘Never waste a good crisis.’
‘Cross the river by feeling the stones.’
A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.
Lord John Russell
Since 1935, when The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs was first published,
Oxford has been collecting, sourcing, and researching proverbs of every kind.
Oxford’s Proverbs dictionaries provide myriad sayings distilling gems of popular wisdom from throughout the ages. The second edition of this delightful book adds contemporary phrases that have recently come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, as well as popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and many other cultures.
Table of Contents
- List of Subjects
- Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (498 pages of proverbs)
- Keyword Index
This new edition of the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs once more brings together a wide range of proverbs and sayings, from the traditional Western maxims of biblical and classical tradition, through proverbs from across the wider world, to expressions of contemporary wisdom from popular culture. The selection made is based on the diversity of real usage: when reaching today for a saying to use in advice or admonition, we happily draw material from a broad range of sources. New additions from today’s world include the advice to interviewees to ‘Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have, and the rueful reflection from the world of computing that in matters of online security, ‘There is no patch for stupid?