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    Origin Of The Idioms

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
    I need your help urgently!!!!! I am writing an essay about the origin of English idioms. I have already found some information but i still have a lot of questions.
    1. origin of an idiom: looks like something a cat dragged in
    2. origin of an idom: as much use as a chocolate fireguard
    I walso would like to know your opinion about English idioms and their origin in general. i will also be glad to see an advise on this subject
    Please answer as quick as possible. The conference that i am getting prepared starts in 2 weeks!!!!


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    Re: Origin Of The Idioms

    To look like something the cat dragged in = something that a cat has caught and has dragged home will be mangled and mutilated.

    As much use as a chocolate fireguard = a fireguard is a protective mesh put in front of an open burning fire. One made of chocolate would melt. So it would not be of much use.

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