As Right As Rain: The Meaning and Origins of Popular English Expressions (English)

As Right As Rain: The Meaning and Origins of Popular English Expressions (English)

Author : Caroline Taggart

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Rs. 250.00
Classification Self-Help/ Inspiration
Pub Date 15 Nov 2015
Imprint Manjul Publishing House
Page Extent 224
Binding Papaerback
Language English
ISBN 9788183226325
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About the Book

Don't be down in the dumps if you can't cut the mustard when asked the definition of certain English phrases - this down-to-earth guide is just the ticket. Let's not beat about the bush: the English language is littered with linguistic quirks, which, taken literally, seem completely nonsensical - but expert wordsmith Caroline Taggart is on the ball.
Make no bones about it, this collection contains some fascinating and remarkable stories about our best-loved and most colourful phrases. These familiar, well-worn expressions and clich├ęs, the staples of our language, originate from the most diverse sources. From advertising to the Ancient Greeks, from the military to meteorology, this book takes us on a wonderful journey through our language's history.
So, if you're sick as a parrot, this collection will nip it in the bud; if you're a fish out of water, it will cut to the chase; and if you're in a pickle, it won't break the bank. Now that's a turn up for the books.

About the Author(s)

Caroline Taggart is the bestselling author of I Used to Know That and, in the same series, A Classical Education and An Apple a Day. She also co-wrote My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?). Her other books include Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English, The Book of English Place Names and The Book of London Place Names.
She appears frequently on radio and TV, giving her opinion on such subjects as whether or not there should be an apostrophe in Druids Cross and, if so, where it should go.

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