The Phrase Finder | Copyediting.com

If you want to check proper usage of a phrase or an idiom, Copyediting.com recommends using The Phrase Finder, a collection of phrases and idioms with notes on their meanings, origins and usage.

 

The Phrase Finder, started in 1997 by Gary Martin, addresses “meanings and origins of phrases and sayings” and includes common and not-so-common English phrases—all searchable and browsable alphabetically. Some phrases are grouped under “Proverbs,” “American Phrases,” “Phrases coined by Shakespeare,” “Nautical phrases,” and “Phrases from the Bible.”

 

via The Phrase Finder | Copyediting.com.

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