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Kicking the Bucket at the Drop of a Hat: The Meaning and Origins of Popular Expressions

ISBN 13: 9781782435822


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A fascinating collection of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, looking at their origins and meanings.

Don’t be down in the dumps if you can’t cut the mustard when asked the definition of certain phrases – this down-to-earth guide is just the ticket.

This collection contains some intriguing and remarkable stories about our best-loved and most colourful phrases and shows the huge range of sources from which they originate.

From advertising to the Ancient Greeks, from the military to meteorology, Kicking the Bucket at the Drop of a Hat takes us on a wonderful journey through our language’s history.

With more phrases than you can shake a stick at, this collection will bring home the bacon for any Tom, Dick or Harry with a love of language.

ISBN 13: 9781782435822

Author: Caroline Taggart

Author(s) Caroline Taggart
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781782435822
Pages 224
ISBN 10 1782435824
Publisher Michael O'Mara
Publication Date 03-03-2016
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 14 mm
Dewey 427.9427
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