From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, Bizarre, & Incomprehensible Expressions Explained Judy Parkinson

ISBN: 9780760735817

Published: February 1st 2003

Hardcover

179 pages


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From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, Bizarre, & Incomprehensible Expressions Explained  by  Judy Parkinson

From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, Bizarre, & Incomprehensible Expressions Explained by Judy Parkinson
February 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 179 pages | ISBN: 9780760735817 | 5.13 Mb

Have ants in your pants? Feel one sandwich short of a picnic? Are you tired of being given the third degree?Escape life in the fast lane and bone up on the amusing and sometimes curious origins of expressions, catch phrases, and quotations with FromMoreHave ants in your pants? Feel one sandwich short of a picnic? Are you tired of being given the third degree?Escape life in the fast lane and bone up on the amusing and sometimes curious origins of expressions, catch phrases, and quotations with From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie.

From those that have had their fifteen minutes of fame to others that are just plain over the top, learn how phrases like green-eyed monster became everyday colloquialisms of American and British English.Playfully written and informative, this witty compendium explores hundreds of phrases, form ancient proverbs like in fine fettle, to more modern expressions such as a Catch-22 situation.You aint seen nothing yet until you pick up From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie.

This collection will put any English aficionado on cloud nine..



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