Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas, Judy Parkinson

Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas, Judy Parkinson

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Title: Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas, Popular Expressions – What They Mean and How We Got Them 

Author/s: Judy Parkinson 

Condition: VERY GOOD 

Edition/Year:  2011 

Publisher:  Reader’s Digest 

Pages: 174 

Format:  Hardback 

ISBN: 9781606521717 

Category:  Nonfiction / English Language / Idioms / Terms and Phrases / Language Arts Discipline / Reference 


About the Book: 

"Make no bones about it"-Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas is the perfect collection for anyone seeking the meanings of terms that enrich our everyday speech. It "rounds up the usual suspects"-hundreds of catch phrases, quotations, and expressions that keep our language flourishing-and makes them easy to find in an A-to-Z format.

If "all goes according to plan, "you'll soon know: The expressions "all that glitters is not gold" and "apple of the eye" have each been in use for more than 1,000 years "To bark up the wrong tree" comes from the sport of raccoon hunting "The big enchilada" was used to describe someone on the infamous Watergate tapes Embarrassed parents can thank the songwriter Cole Porter for the euphemism "the birds and the bees" "Flavor of the month" was a generic advertising phrase of the mid- 1940s used to describe new ice cream flavors.

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