Grand Allusions: A Lively Guide to Those Expressions, Terms and References You Ought to Know But Might Not
Farragut Publishing Company, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 385 pages
The origins of 500 current terms and expressions such as lounge lizard and the "Checkers" speech.
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Dictionary of Word Origins: Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
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