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Random House Dictionary of America's Popular Proverbs and Sayings

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Arranged in an A to Z format for ease of use, this collection of proverbs and everyday expressions is newly revised with new entries and updated citations. Comprehensive and entertaining, it includes both biblical proverbs and everyday expressions used in America today, with historical usage and up-to-the-minute examples from the media. This treasure trove of language ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 496 pages
Published April 18th 2000 by Random House Reference
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Amy Walker
Oct 06, 2012 Amy Walker rated it it was amazing
This book is like a chocolate buffet for the lover of useless trivia. The book includes all kinds of proverbs and sayings that date way farther back than you would expect. Random House does a great job of citing the original sources whenever possible but also includes the mainstream appearances that made the proverb or saying popular in the first place. It also defines the saying or proverb so that the meaning is revealed. I will hang onto this book for years as a reference book in my own ...more
Jake
Oct 30, 2008 Jake rated it liked it
I didn't know that the saying "Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs," was a 'popular saying.' Well, I'm trying to make it popular. So far, however, my quest has been largely unsuccesful.
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