As Right as Rain: The Origins and Meanings of Popular Expressions


Would you be down in the dumps if, when asked the definition of certain phrases, it was all Greek to you? Let's not beat about the bush: the English language is littered with linguistic quirks which, out of context, seem completely peculiar. If you can't quite cut the mustard, this book will explain how on earth 'off the cuff' came to express improvisation, why a 'gut feeling' is more intuitive than a brainwave, and who the heck is 'happy' Larry.

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ISBN:

9781782430773

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$32.99

Category:

Pop Culture , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

02 December 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Caroline Taggart