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Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases

Webb B. Garrison, Webb Garrison
Why You Say It: The Fascinating Stories Behind Over 600 Everyday Words and Phrases

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Are you at the "end of your rope," wouldn't it be nice if someone would throw you an "olive branch" at the "eleventh hour" instead of "passing the buck"? "Why You Say It "explores the history of these and over six hundred other common and uncommon phrases in an intriguing an... Read More

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Are you at the "end of your rope," wouldn't it be nice if someone would throw you an "olive branch" at the "eleventh hour" instead of "passing the buck"?

"Why You Say It "explores the history of these and over six hundred other common and uncommon phrases in an intriguing and entertaining way. Have you ever wondered what rhubarb and angry mobs have in common, why we call them red-letter days, or what loaded for bear actually means? With delightful insight into how our language grows and changes "Why You Say It" is intellectually stimulating and easy to read.

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Book
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2010
  • UPC: 9781595552990
  • Height: 1.30
  • Width: 5.40
  • Length: 8.40
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Publish Date: Mar 15, 2010
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "LAN024000"
  • ISBN: 1595552995

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