Black Sheep and Lame Ducks: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day

Black Sheep and Lame Ducks: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day

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The fun and fascinating follow-up to the international bestseller Red Herrings and White Elephants

Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the cold shoulder," "get dressed up to the nines," or "call a spade a spade?" These phrases are used every day, yet most people have little or no idea where most of them come from. In Black Sheep and Lame Ducks, Albert Jack takes readers on a journey through the curious- and often bizarre-origins… (more)

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Publisher: Perigee (May 04, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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