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Black Sheep and Lame Ducks: The Origins of Even More Phrases We Use Every Day

Binding: Paperback
List Price: $13.95
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ISBN: 9780399535123
Publisher: Perigee Books
Language: English
Page Count: 235
Publication Date: 5/4/2010
Size: 8.07" l x 4.48" w x 0.64"
Series: N/A

Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the cold shoulder," "get dressed up to the nines," or "call a spade a spade?" These phrases are used every day, yet most people have little or no idea where most of them come from. In Black Sheep and Lame Ducks, Albert Jack takes readers on a journey through the curious - and often bizarre - origins of hundreds of their favorite idioms and expressions.

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