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Red Herrings and White Elephants By Albert Jack

Red Herrings and White Elephants
by Albert Jack

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.
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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. Red Herrings is full of amazing definitions that take us all over the world, including military traditions and famous people who lent their names to describe familiar situations. From the drop of a hat to the bitter end - you'll never speak English in the same way again.

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Sku
GOR000517192
Title
Red Herrings and White Elephants
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
John Blake Publishing Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1843581299
ISBN 13
9781843581291
Prizes
N/A
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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