Kicking the Bucket at the Drop of a Hat: The Meaning and Origins of Popular Expressions


A fascinating collection of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, looking at their origins and meanings. Don’t be down in the dumps if you can’t cut the mustard when asked the definition of certain phrases – this down-to-earth guide is just the ticket. This collection contains some fascinating and remarkable stories about our best-loved and most colourful phrases and show how they originate from the most diverse sources. From advertising to the Ancient Greeks, from the military to meteorology, Kicking the Bucket at the Drop of a Hat​ takes us on a wonderful journey through our language’s history. With more phrases than you can shake a stick read more

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ISBN:

9781782435822

Format:

Paperback

RRP:

$14.99

Category:

Pop Culture

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

13 June 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Caroline Taggart