Red Herrings and White Elephants
Have you ever wondered what phrases such as 'square meal', 'load of old codswalop', 'egg on your face' or 'in the limelight' mean? Where do they come from? Hve you ever taken a moment to wonder what we say actually means? The origins o hundreds of common phrases are explained in this irreverent journey through te most fascinating and richest regions of the English language. In a book thatakes you all over the world, from nautical origins to food and drink terms, oce you have learnt one phrase, you will be eager to learn them all! From the dop of a hat to the bitter end - you'll be surprised and intrigued and you'll nver speak English in the same way again.
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Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd
Limited preview - 2009