ABSTRACT

This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

chapter |25 pages

A TINKER

chapter |44 pages

B TAILOR

chapter C|60 pages

C SOLDIER

chapter |50 pages

D SAILOR

chapter |144 pages

E RICHMAN

chapter |59 pages

F POORMAN

chapter |122 pages

G BEGGARMAN

chapter |29 pages

H THIEF

chapter I|252 pages

I AT HOME

chapter |101 pages

J AT SCHOOL

chapter |103 pages

K AT PLAY