You know WHAT they mean. Now, find out the WHY! Read between the lines, Cat got your tongue?, Put a sock in it, Close but no cigar, Bring home the bacon, Caught red-handed, Under the weather, Raining cats and dogs.
English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins behind 400 of them. Perfect for trivia and language lovers alike, this entertaining collection is the ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language.