A Tome of Idioms: COMPLEMENTED BY SOME FAMILIAR PROVERBS AND SAYINGS Their meanings and origins explained (Paperback)

A Tome of Idioms: COMPLEMENTED BY SOME FAMILIAR PROVERBS AND SAYINGS Their meanings and origins explained By Valerie McKechnie, Brian McKechnie Cover Image
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This first edition of A Tome of Idioms has been published as a comprehensive, concise, compact, and efficient guide to the meanings and origins of Idioms, Proverbs, and Sayings. Each inclusion is written in a clear and uncomplicated style. First published in 2019 this book contains over 900 easily readable entries in systematic order augmented by an extensive Bibliography. This book will be of general interest to everyone who has a curious, inquisitive, questioning, or enquiring intellect. A number of idioms, proverbs, and sayings originate in well-known literature and Holy texts such as, William Shakespeare (60 entries), the Bible (47 entries), John Heywood (27 entries), Aesop (15 entries), and Geoffrey Chaucer (12 entries), to name but a few. Some of these have evolved in many different forms over several years into the expressions we use today. Some phrases have been deliberately omitted, because either they are rude or crude, or they are offensive, an example being "the nitty-gritty". We want this book to be a reference directory to be perused and enjoyed by everyone.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781094632476
ISBN-10: 1094632473
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 15th, 2019
Pages: 554
Language: English