The Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

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Why do we say a person is the "spitting image" of someone else, or "take a rain check"? These questions are rarely answered by conventional dictionaries, but this book takes a wide-ranging approach to problems of etymology, challenging a few long-held theories on the way.

The Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins 1998, Cassell

ISBN-13: 9780304349654

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Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins 1997, Cassell, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780304348039

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Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins 1994, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9780304344222

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The Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins 1993, Cassell

ISBN-13: 9780304320509

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