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A Bird in the Hand: And the Stories Behind 250 Other Common Expressions (The Armchair Philologist)


Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Inc



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Witty, informative, and entertaining, this book, part of The Armchair Philosopher's Series, tells the complete story behind such frequently-used phrases as "the eleventh hour" and "an axe to grind". From Julius Caesar's "the die is cast" to Nebuchadnezzer's "feet of clay", this readable volume shows how rich and expressive our language can be.

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