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Endangered phrases; intriguing idioms dangerously close to extinction.


Endangered phrases; intriguing idioms dangerously close to extinction.

Price, Steven D.

Skyhorse Pub. Co.


224 pages




This enjoyable small volume showcases colloquialisms and phrases, many of which are fading from popular usage, with brief explanations as to their meaning and provenance. Useful for writers and public speakers seeking to spice up their craft with quirky verbiage and obscure references, the work is arranged for easy browsing and reference. Price is the author of several similar books on words and is a former editor for The Random House Dictionary of the English Language.

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