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ಭ Free Read Hardcover [ Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained ] ವ Ebook Author Betty Kirkpatrick ೬

ಭ Free Read Hardcover [ Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained ] ವ Ebook Author Betty Kirkpatrick ೬ ಭ Free Read Hardcover [ Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained ] ವ Ebook Author Betty Kirkpatrick ೬ Betty Kirkpatrick has complied and exhaustive dictionary a must for writers, crossword puzzle buffs, and anyone who is intrigued by language.Sample entries from ClichesLet the cat out of the bag is an idiom cliche meaning to reveal a secret In origin it refers allegedly to a fairground tick by which traders sold unwary buyers a cat in a bag, assuring them it was a pig The buyers did not realize their mistake until they let the cat out of the back, by which time it was too late.Bite the bullet is an idiom cliche meaning to steel oneself to accept something distressing In origin it probably refers to the days before anesthesia, when soldiers wounded in battle were given a lead bullet to bite on to brace themselves against the pain of surgery.Fly off the handle is an idiom cliche meaning to lose one s temper Originally American, the expression has its origin in an ax or hammer, the handle of which becomes loosened and flies off after it has struck a blow. Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained

 

    • Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained
    • 1.1
    • 20
    • Hardcover
    • 224 pages
    • 0312198442
    • Betty Kirkpatrick
    • English
    • 18 June 2016

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