This Dictionary of Curious Phrases is a comprehensive updating of the author’s previous authoritative work on the subject, the Guinness Book of Curious Phrases.
• A guide to the original meaning of metaphorical phrases in common use
• Invaluable for the general reader, speechwriter or for anyone interested in language or popular culture
• Phrases explained include ‘kick the bucket’, ‘scream blue murder’, ‘a hair of the dog’, ‘cat’s pyjamas’, ‘brass tacks’ and ‘red herrings’
• Destined to become the standard popular reference guide to the subject
• Compiled by Leslie Dunkling, founder of the Names Society and author of many classic reference works.
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A guide to the Origins of Metaphorical Phrases in Common Use
Phrases explained include ‘Kick the Bucket’, ‘Scream Blue Murder’, ‘A Hair of the Dog’, ‘Cat’s Pyjamas’, ‘Get Down to Brass Tacks’, and ‘Red Herring’.
Invaluable for the general reader, speechwriter and anyone interested in popular culture.
A book that really does ‘Spill the Beans’.
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Book Description Collins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0004720601