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Get ready to chew the fat.

This engaging, humorous new book explains the not-so-common origins of such commonly used phrases as "apple-pie order," "chew the fat," and "hat trick." Presented in a fun, easy-to-read style, it provides entertaining insight on metaphorical phrases, weird words, and strange expressions and takes readers on a journey through the bizarre and eccentric origins that make up our everyday speech.

* Word books have gained in popularity not just with students and linguaphiles, but with a general population interested in the fascinating development of our language

* Contains back stories for 500 intriguing words and phrases

* Fun to flip through and also fun to read cover to cover

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