A Word in Your Shell-Like: 6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained

A Word in Your Shell-Like: 6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained

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About the Book
An entertaining guide to the wonderful world of phrases--new and old, familiar and unfamiliar. Unravel the meaning, origin, and usage of 6,000 phrases--from books, films, idioms, euphemisms, and cliches to nicknames, slogans, and quotations. For example: Who was originally "sold down the river?" Why is an exact likeness "the spitting image?" Who originally coined the term "compassion fatigue?" The author should put a "feather in his cap" for compiling this delightfully informative guide--it's a must for anyone who likes to dabble in our language's rich heritage.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007220878
Publisher: Collins UK
Binding: Paperback
Height: 195 mm
No of Pages: 768
Spine Width: 52 mm
Width: 160 mm
ISBN-10: 0007220871
Publisher Date: 02 May 2006
Depth: 62
Language: English
Series Title: English
Weight: 731 gr
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