'Cloud nine', 'at the drop of a hat', 'spitting image', 'mollycoddle', 'rigmarole', 'round robin', 'spill the beans', 'kick the bucket', 'balderdash' and 'touch wood'. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven't you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean? Written by language expert Max Cryer, 'Curious Words and Phrases' has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Max Cryer
Publisher: Exisle Publishing (New Zealand)
Imprint: Exisle Publishing (New Zealand)
Dimensions: Width: 13.60cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 21.00cm
ISBN 10: 1921966017
Publication Date: 01 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Max Cryer is a seasoned researcher and writer on aspects of the English language. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on the subject. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and TV host, as well as a singer in London, Las Vegas and Hollywood; His other books for Exisle are, Preposterous Proverbs, Who Said That First?, Love Me Tender and The Godzone Dictionary.
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