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What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common?

Author: Colin McNairn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632208989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean “the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary. From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become clichés that, as it’s said with “tongue in cheek,” should be “avoided like the plague.” Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation. Among the topics the author delves into are expressions that shouldn’t be taken literally (“dressed to kill” and “kick the bucket”), foreign expressions that crept into English (“carte blanche,” “carpe diem,” and “que sera, sera”), phrases borrowed from print ads and TV commercials (“where there’s life, there’s Bud” and “where the rubber meets the road”), animal images (“a barrel of monkeys” and “chasing your tail”), and food and drink (“cast your bread upon the water,” “chew the fat,” “bottom’s up!”, and “drink as a lord”). Here’s a book for everyone who delights in the mysteries of language and the perfect gift for all the “wordies” in your life.
2015-04-28 By Colin McNairn

Author: Lois V. Hamer

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ISBN: OCLC:30952518

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Author: S. W. Krügel

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ISBN: OCLC:49832023

Category: English language

Page: 43

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2001 By S. W. Krügel

Discover the many twists and turns through history that led to the language, accents and turns of phrase which make up modern English

Author: Charlie Haylock

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445663838

Category: History

Page: 256

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Discover the many twists and turns through history that led to the language, accents and turns of phrase which make up modern English
2017-03-15 By Charlie Haylock

Author: Mark W. Jones

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ISBN: 0863328164

Category: Public speaking

Page: 160

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1992 By Mark W. Jones

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Publisher: Unisa Press

ISBN: 1868881636

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Author: John Christopher Wells

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ISBN: OCLC:860299523

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Author: John S. (John Stephen) Scherer

Publisher: Charham, Ont. : Tec Trac-1

ISBN: 0968606806

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 98

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With astonishing humor, verve, and erudition, this book contributes to the redefnining of the contours of what could be (in the words of Kropotkine) "anarchist morality" today.

Author: David Graeber

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ISBN: 3035802262

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David Graeber is not only one of today's most important living thinkers, but also one of the most influential. He is also one of the very few engaged intellectuals who has a proven track record of effective militancy on a world scale, and his impact on the international left cannot be overstated. Graeber has offered up perhaps the most credible path for exiting capitalism--as much through his writing about debt, bureaucracy, or "bullshit jobs" as through his crucial involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement, which led to his more-or-less involuntary exile from the American academy. In short, Anarchy--In a Manner of Speaking presents a series of interviews with a first-rate intellectual, a veritable modern hero on the order of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Linus Torvald, Aaron Swartz, and Elon Musk. Interviewers Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Assia Turquier-Zauberman ask Graeber not only about the history of anarchy, but also about its contemporary relevance and future. Their conversation also explores the ties between anthropology and anarchism, and the traces of its DNA in the Occupy Wall Street and Yellow Vest movements. Finally, Graeber discusses the meaning of anarchist ethics--not only in the political realm, but also in terms of art, love, sexuality, and more. With astonishing humor, verve, and erudition, this book redefines the contours of what could be (in the words of Peter Kropotkin) "anarchist morality" today.
2020-06-12 By David Graeber

Author: R. H. Macdonald

Publisher: Saskatoon : Western Producer Prairie Books

ISBN: PSU:000006940867

Category: English language

Page: 103

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1981 By R. H. Macdonald