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  1. hugodross
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    idioms

    Do you know of any book that charts the history of where idioms originally came from? - eg where did "on the face of it" originate? or "you've got the wrong end of the stick" - I am interested in find out about the origins of such idioms etc if such a book has been attempted

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    Graham

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    Re: idioms

    Here are some sites dealing with the oprigins of words, phrases, etc: http://www.usingenglish.com/links/Et...y_and_History/

    And here is a site looking at the origins of idioms:
    http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm

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