In A Manner of Speaking

In A Manner of Speaking

Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and How We Use and Misuse Them

eBook - 2015
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What do the whole kit and caboodle," the whole shebang," the whole megillah," the whole enchilada," the whole nine yards," the whole box and dice," and the full Monty" have in common? They're all expressions that mean the entire quantity," and they're all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world's vocabulary. From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632208989 electronic bk
1632208989 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 428.1 MCN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 pages)

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