A Word in your Shell-like
6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases ExplainedBook - 2004
An entertaining guide to the wonderful world of phrasesnew and old, familiar and unfamiliar. Unravel the meaning, origin, and usage of 6,000 phrasesfrom books, films, idioms, euphemisms, and clichés 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 guideit's a must for anyone who likes to dabble in our language's rich heritage.
Alternative Title: 6,000 curious & everyday phrases explained
Publisher: Glasgow : HarperCollins, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 423.1
Characteristics: 768 p. ; 24 cm.
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