Popular Expressions - What They Mean and How We Got Them
Reader's Digest 2011
9781606521717   Product Code: 22015
In this book from the Blackboard reference series, Judy Parkinson, author of I Before E (Except after C), presents an A-Z of popular expressions, their meanings and origins. With quotations from sources and anecdotes, she explains the facts - and sometimes theories - behind every saying, including who Methuselah was, how and why people were 'sold down the river' and the Shakespearean source of 'It's all Greek to me'. American spelling.