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Red Herrings & White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day

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From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with hundreds of common idioms borrowed from ancient traditions and civilizations throughout the world. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has uncovered the amazing and sometimes downright bizarre stories behind many of our most familiar and eccentric modes of expression.

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ISBN: 9780060843373
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Page Count: 256
Size: 7.59" l x 5.06" w x 1.05"
Series: N/A