Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas
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Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas

Popular Expressions - What They Mean and Where We Got Them
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ISBN-13:
9781782430117
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
04.04.2013
Seiten:
192
Autor:
Judy Parkinson
Gewicht:
164 g
Format:
186x200x12 mm
Serie:
I Used to Know That ...
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

How on earth did 'with bells on' come to express enthusiasm? And what do chips on shoulders have to do with inferiority complexes? Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas provides us with the meanings of these well-worn and much-loved phrases by putting these linguistic quirks in context, and explaining how and why they were first used.
Paperback edition of the successful hardback version which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. Explores the history and context of such phrases like 'the bee's knees' and 'as keen as mustard'.