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Cool Cats, Top Dogs and Other Beastly Expressions

Cool Cats, Top Dogs and Other Beastly Expressions - 99 edition

Cool Cats, Top Dogs and Other Beastly Expressions - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780395957301

ISBN10: 0395957303

Cool Cats, Top Dogs and Other Beastly Expressions by Christine Ammer - ISBN 9780395957301
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1999
International: No
Cool Cats, Top Dogs and Other Beastly Expressions by Christine Ammer - ISBN 9780395957301

ISBN13: 9780395957301

ISBN10: 0395957303

Edition: 99

Summary

Our language is filled with animal expressions, many of them so that we rarely stop to wonder where they came from or when they first appeared. This book tells the stories of over 1,000 beastly words and phrases in highly informative and fascinating essays you will turn to again and again. Once you meet the original copycats and jaywalkers, stool pigeons and toadies, mooncalves and monkey's uncles, you may never let sleeping dogs lie again! Book jacket.

Author Bio

CHRISTINE AMMER is the author of 20 popular reference works, many of them on language. Her books include The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Have a Nice Day--No Problem! A Dictionary of Cliches, and Fighting Words from War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.