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Red herrings and white elephants

Author: Albert Jack
Publisher: London : Metro, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The English language is full of phrases and sayings, used on a daily basis by all of us and sometimes we need to take the time out to find out where on earth these familiar utterances come from. Students of our language often struggle with these eccentric modes of expression as they have no obvious connection within the context of an otherwise perfectly innocuous conversations. This is an enthralling, fun and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Jack
ISBN: 1843581299 9781843581291
OCLC Number: 56646824
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Albert Jack ; with illustrations by Ama Page.

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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.  Read more...

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