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Red Herrings & White Elephants - The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day

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April 2007

Beschreibung

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Have you ever wondered what phrases such as 'square meal', 'load of old codswallop', 'egg on your face' or 'in the limelight' mean? Where do they come from? Have you ever taken a moment to wonder what we say actually means? The origins of hundreds of common phrases are explained in this irreverent journey through the most fascinating and richest regions of the English language. In a book that takes you all over the world, from nautical origins to food and drink terms, once you have learnt one phrase, you will be eager to learn them all! From the drop of a hat to the bitter end - you'll be surprised and intrigued and you'll never speak English in the same way again.
EAN: 9781782192749
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Blake Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2007
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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