This is the first book-length publication devoted entirely to the study of the relation between English phraseology (i.e. the study of formulaic language) and culture. The contributions focus on particular lexemes (e.g. enjoy and its collocates), types of multiword units (e.g. proverbs and similes), use-related varieties (such as the language of tourism or answering-machine messages), and user-related varieties (such as Aboriginal English or African English).