The Guinness Book of Curious Phrases

R 67.00  

Author: Leslie Dunkling
Publisher:  Guinness World Records Limited (1993)
ISBN-10: 085112593X
ISBN-13: 9780851125930
Condition: Clean book with no damage to pages and edgewear to the cover, the spine has light reading creases. Very Good. Pages are clean and unmarked. Tight binding.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 23.5 x 14.6 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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Have you ever wondered why we "go Dutch", "hog the show", "keep our cool" or "kick the bucket"? Perhaps you've pondered on who originally "let the cat out of the bag", "made his mark", "looked a gift horse in the mouth" or "had a gut feeling". If such phrases have you "tickled pink" - or even "seeing red" - you can find out in this book how and when nearly 2000 of them came into use and what they originally meant.

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