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Word & phrase origin books

Posted by ESC on June 24, 2000

In Reply to: Word & phrase origin books posted by Patty on June 17, 2000

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

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: 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

It is an excellent book. It "fills in the gaps" quite often.