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Can anyone help me find a book I need?

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 09, 2004

I have been searching for a book for my father who lives in Canada and the only thing I found that was remotely close was "Slang and it's meanings". What he wanted was where phrases, or sentences come from their origin. Am I making any sense?
Ex: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
That was an example of "A" phrase. What he wants is phrases in SLANG.
Can anyone help me find one? I'm banging my head against the wall with no success.
I really do appreciate it.
THank you,
(this is the first time I am writing in a "forum" which I don't even know what that means! LOL