Fruitcakes & Couch Potatoes, and Other Delicious Expressions

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Plume, Jan 1, 1995 - Reference - 246 pages
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Traces the history and explains the usage of more than 1,000 food-related expressions, arranged into thirteen categories that cover the main kinds of food like fruits, vegetables, and meat, as well as terms from dining and cooking.

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About the author (1995)

Christine Ammer is the author of more than three dozen reference books, on subjects ranging from classical music to women's health. Her books on words and phrases include "Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches; Seeing Red or Tickled Pink; Fighting Words from War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers; Southpaws and Sunday Punches; Cool Cats and Top Dogs;" and" Fruitcakes and Couch Potatoes. "She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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