Michael Macrone Animalogies

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Animalogies

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9780385475877: Animalogies

An animal lover's collection of animal phrases and expressions reveals the history and meanings behind such everyday terms as ""crocodile tears,"" ""lame duck,"" ""have a cow,"" ""monkey suit,"" and ""bookworm.""

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Animalogies Lets The Cat Out Of The Bag!

Have you ever looked a gift horse in the mouth? Let sleeping dogs lie? Been happy as a clam? If so, Animalogies is for you! In Animalogies, Michael Macrone explains how these expressions came about. Find out why it's called a Charley horse, a monkey suit, a can of worms -- why we separate the sheep from the goats or make a silk purse from a sow's ear. Macrone tackles: Animal similes: crocodile tears, drunk as skunk, rats from a sinking ship. Animal metaphors: a lame duck, a paper tiger, a quack. Lessons from the animals: the hair of the dog that bit you, don't count your chickens, birds of a feather flock together. Fun phrases: to get your goat, to go whole hog, to have a cow. Even animal epithets: dingbat, card shark, bookworm! Beautifully packaged, with line drawings throughout, Animalogies is the perfect gift for the word lover -- and the animal lover -- in your life. It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys... Animalogies is really the bee's knees!

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