A Word in your Shell-like

A Word in your Shell-like

6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained

Book - 2004
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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 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 guide—it's a must for anyone who likes to dabble in our language's rich heritage.
Publisher: Glasgow : HarperCollins, 2004.
ISBN: 9780007220878
0007220871
Branch Call Number: 423.1
Characteristics: 768 p. ; 24 cm.

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