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Delightfully illustrated one thousand idiomatic expressions in German, with German motives. References to the fitting box and point of language support insure good fortune in utilizing the hot expression.

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2 of the sample text: As a book to pick up and dip into from time to time, this will be a compelling volume). Following WORK well, as has this meaning in just under one third instances (13 out of a total of 45). However, if we discard from that total the instances that consist of WORK well as a team/partnership/group (10 instances), and the instances in which food and fashion are the topic (as in barley works well as a hot breakfast cereal; a classic cream hooded sweatshirt and leggings work well as weekend wear—another 10 instances), we are left with just over 50% in which as means “only in relation to this”.

Jones, in defining such uses as representative of the “Umbrella” type of antonymy, says that they “express inclusiveness or exhaustiveness” of scale; they “encompass all points on their given scale”. In our data, it can indeed be seen that, in the context of both and, the “antonymic” pairs are not being used contrastively, but to express a kind of all-inclusiveness. Our data contains a further 61 functionally non-contrastive, increasingly less conventional antonyms. Among the more straightforward are town — country (which Cruse 1986, cites as “relatively weak opposites” because it is difficult to establish the relevant dimension on which they are opposed), and twisted — straightened.

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