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Author Cryer, Max, author.

Title Curious English words and phrases : the truth behind the expressions we use / Max Cryer.

Publication Info. Dunedin, NZ : Exisle Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    422 CRY 2018    DUE 08-17-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 430 pages ; 21 cm
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Note First published in 2012.
Summary 'Cloud nine', 'at the drop of a hat', 'spitting image', 'mollycoddle', 'rigmarole', 'round robin', 'spill the beans', 'kick the bucket', 'balderdash' and 'touch wood'. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven't you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean? Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it's a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.
Subject English language -- Etymology.
English language -- Idioms.
English language -- Spoken English.
Language & Linguistics.
Reference, Information, Interdisciplinary subjects.
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