Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red

The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases

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About The Book

400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journies

English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins behind 400 of them, including:

• Read between the Lines
• Cat Got Your Tongue?
• Put a Sock in It
• Close, but No Cigar
• Bring Home the Bacon
• Caught Red-Handed
• Under the Weather
• Raining Cats and Dogs


Perfect for trivia and language lovers alike, this entertaining collection is the ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (March 28, 2017)
  • Length: 280 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781612436685

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