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Dictionary Of Idioms And Their Origins

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Examining the origins of everyday idioms and expressions, this book explains their meanings and gives examples of their use. Interspersed with the individual entries are mini-essays on recurring themes, and also included are dates of first use and guidance on correct or current usage.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by Trafalgar Square Publishing (first published November 12th 1992)
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Cait
Dec 25, 2014 Cait rated it liked it
An interesting look at where these sayings come from.

As predicted, a bit of overlap between this book and the proverbs one.

Lots of entries which didn't actually tell you where the phrase came from.

The alphabetical organisation worked better in this one than in the last one.

A little out-dated, some modern sayings didn't get included and other older idioms I've never heard of did get a mention.

Will keep these books for reference.
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