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Word & phrase origin books

Posted by Patty on June 17, 2000

In Reply to: Word & phrase origin books posted by Gary on June 14, 2000

: : : "Listening to America" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1982) or any other book by Mr. Flexner.

How good on phrases is the Flexner book (Listening)? I know it's illustrated, but I'm more interested in the phrases. For instance, does it include a lot of phrases that are not included in the lists on our Phrase Finder website here?

Thank you...

Patty