Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day.rar
Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day by Albert Jack
H_rC/s | 272 pages | English | 2005 | ISBN: 0060843373 | PDF | 1,6 MB
Bold as brass, cold feet, cock and bull, off the cuff, red herrings and white elephants. We use these phrases every day and yet have only the vaguest idea of where many of them come from. The origins of hundreds of common phrases are explained in this irreverent journey through the most fascinating and richest regions of the English language. Once you've read one, you'll be diving back in to look up all the others.
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