English language has been enriched in its growth by the addition of a very considerable Romance or Latin element, and by a small proportion of words from miscellaneous sources. Hence it’s copiousness of vocabulary and its great power of expressing distinctions of meaning. It is particularly rich in idiomatic expressions, including peculiar uses of particular words, and also particular phrases or turns of expression which, from long usage, have become stereotyped in English. Idiomatic turns of expressions are usually forcible, terse and vivid; the same meaning could be set forth in some other way, but not with equal force and brevity. It is the idiomatic part of a language that is the most difficult part for a foreigner and master. This is a book explaining English idioms and phrases which will be a valuable help to those who wish to master the language.