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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Book Description Collins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4720601
Book Description Collins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0004720601