978-1-85626-368-9 / 9781856263689

Dictionary of Idioms and Their Origins


Publisher:Kyle Cathie



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The English language contains a rich store of idioms that can be used in creative and forceful ways. This book examines over 400 such phrases, tracing each one's source and history through the chronological use of examples. While maintaining scholarly accuracy, the authors inspire the reader with their love and enthusiasm for the curiosities of the English language. Linda and Roger Flavell's books include The Chronology of Words and Phrases, Dictionary of Word Origins, and Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins.

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