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Sayings that I always wanted to know the origin of,
This review is from: Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions - What They Mean and Where We Got Them (Hardcover)
I have been looking for a book like this for years.
Everytime I have heard an expression I have wondered why and where it came from. Now I know and I keep this book at my fingertips now so if anyone asks me where it came from I can refer to the book. For example I always wondered what "swinging the lead" was and what did it mean and where did it come from.