A Word in Your Shell-Like: 6,000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained

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A Word in your Shell-Like will be the ideal replacement or complement to that tatty old copy of Brewer's most of us have about the house: a modern, entertaining guide to the wonderful world of phrases, familiar and unfamiliar, a landmark publication by one of the key world authorities in English language reference. It is an entirely phrase-based book, exploring well-known phrases – catchphrases, slogans, idioms, cliches, nicknames, titles of books and films, and quotations. The articles will contain discussion of meaning, origin and usage.

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Nigel Rees is regarded as one of the world authorities on English usage and is the author of over 50 reference books. His Radio 4 show, Quote...Unquote is one of the longest running quiz shows in the world (since 1974) and his newsletter has a wide and influential circulation.

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‘Nigel Rees should put a 'feather in his cap' for compiling this entertaining guide. It would make a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to dabble in our language's rich heritage – “just what the doctor ordered”!’
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‘A treasury of stimulating excursions and digressions’ Guardian

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