Dictionary of Idioms and Their OriginsBook - 1992
The English language contains a great store of idioms that can be used in creative and forceful ways. This book examines over 400 phrases, tracing each one's source and history through a supply of examples. Mini-essays scattered through the book expand on such broader themes as What is an idiom?; National Rivalries and The Old Curiosity Shop of Linguistics.
Publisher: London : Kyle Cathie, c1992.
Branch Call Number: 423. 1 FLA
Characteristics: vii, 216 p. ; 21 cm.