A Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge

By Eric Partridge

;A Dictionary of seize words ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор: Eric Partridge Название: A Dictionary of seize words Издательство: RoutledgeГод: 2005 Формат: pdf Размер: five Mb Язык: английскийFrequently, trap words will not be, within the grammarians’ experience, words in any respect, yet sentences. seize words, just like the heavily associated proverbial sayings, are self-contained, as, evidently, clichйs are too. capture words tend to be extra pointed and ‘human’ than clichйs, even though the previous occasionally come up from, and sometimes they generate, the latter. sometimes, trap words stem from too recognized quotations. trap words usually supply—indeed they are—conversational gambits; usually, too, they upload a pithy, probably earthy, remark. except the unavoidable ‘he-she’ and ‘we-you-they’ conveniences, they're immutable. you've gotten perceived that the types trap word, Proverbial asserting, well-known Quotations, Clichй, may possibly coexist:they aren't snobbishly particular, anyone of the other. actually depends at the context, the nuance, the tone. rapidshare zero

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The collection was titled The Seal in the Bedroom, and the caption in full ran ‘All Right, Have It Your Way—You Heard a Seal Bark’. p. all round my hat! was a derisive, orig. and always predominantly Cockney, retort, connoting ‘What nonsense you’re talking’: approx. c. 1834–90. Perhaps from the broadside ballad, ‘All Round my Hat I Wears a Green Willow’. A derivative sense appears in spicy as all round my hat, a slangy expression meaning ‘sensational’ and occurring in Punch, 1882. That comic song, written by John Hansett, with music by John Valentine, was—according to the British Museum Library’s Modern Music Catalogue—first sung in 1834; it was included in The Franklin Square Song Collection, 8 parts, 1881–91, pub’d in New York.

Commenting on a foolish speech in the House of Commons or on one who has been heavily defeated or disgraced: since c. 1815. , a woman’. , 1978). Moreover, in some parts of the US, it means ‘He faces ruin or even death’. Booth’s leg after that assassin of Lincoln had escaped from Ford’s Theatre, and who was unfairly tried as an accessory after the fact, is folk-etymology. Cf the folk-etym. recorded at break a leg. ) and how! indicates intensive emphasis of what one has just said or intensive agreement with what someone else has just said: orig.

In Michael Wolfe’s novel, Man on a String, 1973, thus: ‘Anyway it was his problem. So there it was, all wrapped up and tied in blue ribbon’ (Moe, 1976). ) it in a box, tie it with a ribbon, and throw it in the deep blue sea’, with may have derived from—or perhaps started—this phrase. all’s rug (or all rug or it’s all rug). ‘It’s all Rug, c. , cant]. , Gent, 1698)—all is safe: late C17 —mid 19. Cf both the proverbial snug as a bug in a rug and: all’s snug! p. of C18—mid 19. A var. of prec. See U for a more detailed treatment.

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