This Book Will Knock Your Socks Off! Here is a refreshing tongue-in-cheek look at American idioms, presented in living caricature. American English Idioms, a whimsical collection of colloquialisms, is sure to delight you-and provide real insight into American idioms, customs, and humor. Harry Collis has arranged common everyday idioms into nine lighthearted sections-including: * The Body Has Many Uses * People Do the Strangest Things * When Things Go Wrong * When Things Go Well * and more. And he has turned them over to the expert hands of Mario Risso, whose wonderfully humorous cartoons illustrate what Americans say and what they really mean. Each idiom has a standard English "translation" and is placed in a real-life context, either in a natural dialogue or narrative. These facilitate understanding and make the idioms come alive! The cartoons, dialogues, and narratives are sure to help non-English speakers increase their sensitivity to American English at its most colorful-while native speakers will enjoy seeing common idioms illustrated with such wit and whimsy. With this book in hand, you've got the world by the tail!Collis, Harry is the author of '101 American English Idioms Understanding and Speaking English Like an American' with ISBN 9780844254463 and ISBN 0844254460.