From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, Bizarre, & Incomprehensible Expressions Explained

From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, Bizarre, & Incomprehensible Expressions Explained

by Judy Parkinson
     
 

Have ants in your pants? Feel one sandwich short of a picnic? Are you tired of being given the third degree?

Escape life in the fast lane and bone up on the amusing and sometimes curious origins of expressions, catch phrases, and quotations with From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie. From those that have had their fifteen

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Have ants in your pants? Feel one sandwich short of a picnic? Are you tired of being given the third degree?

Escape life in the fast lane and bone up on the amusing and sometimes curious origins of expressions, catch phrases, and quotations with From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie. From those that have had their fifteen minutes of fame to others that are just plain over the top, learn how phrases like green-eyed monster became everyday colloquialisms of American and British English.

Playfully written and informative, this witty compendium explores hundreds of phrases, form ancient proverbs like in fine fettle, to more modern expressions such as a Catch-22 situation.

You ain't seen nothing' yet until you pick up From Hue & Cry to Humble Pie. This collection will put any English aficionado on cloud nine.

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ISBN-13:
9780760735817
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
179

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