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Flying by the seat of your pants : surprising origins of everyday expressions

Author: Harry Oliver
Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2011. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses the origin of commonly used and accepted words and phrases such as "green with envy and "ax to grind" and explains what prompted Charles Dickens to wager "I'll eat my hat."
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Oliver
ISBN: 9780399536373 039953637X
OCLC Number: 639159566
Notes: "Originally published as March hares and monkeys' uncles in Great Britain in 2008 by John Blake Publishing Ltd."--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: March hares and monkeys' uncles.
Surprising origins of everyday expressions
Responsibility: Harry Oliver.

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Discusses the origin of commonly used and accepted words and phrases such as "green with envy and "ax to grind" and explains what prompted Charles Dickens to wager "I'll eat my hat."

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