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  • 1066 And All That: A Memorable History Of England ( W. C. Sellar book )
  • A Bouquet Of Barbed Wire ( Andrea Newman book )
  • A Brief History Of Time ( Stephen Hawking book )
  • A Christmas Carol ( Charles Dickens book )
  • A Clockwork Orange ( Anthony Burgess book and Stanley Kubrick movie )
  • A Fatal Inversion ( Barbara Vine book )
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future: Twists And Turns, And Lessons Learned ( Michael J. Fox book )
  • A Journey To The Center Of The Earth ( Jules Verne book )
  • A Kestrel For A Knave ( Barry Hines book )
  • A Murder Is Announced ( Agatha Christie book )
  • A Passage To India ( E. M. Forster book and David Lean movie )
  • A Perfect Spy ( John Le Carre book )
  • A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man ( James Joyce book )
  • A Prayer For Owen Meany ( John Irving book )
  • A Room With A View ( E M Forster book )
  • A Short History Of Nearly Everything ( Bill Bryson book )
  • A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian ( Marina Lewycka book )
  • A Streetcar Named Desire ( Tennessee Williams play )
  • A Suitable Boy ( Vikram Seth book )
  • A Tale Of Two Cities ( Charles Dickens book )
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseine book )
  • A Town Like Alice ( Nevil Shute book )
  • A calming influence
  • A person is known by the company he keeps
  • A room without books is like a body without a soul ( Marcus Tullius Cicero quotation )
  • Absolute power corrupts absolutely ( quotation by Lord Acton ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall ( Spike Milligan book )
  • Air Power is Peace Power ( Lockheed Aircraft advertising slogan )
  • All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye ( Christopher Brookmyer book )
  • All Quiet On The Western Front ( Erich Maria Remarque book and WWII movie )
  • All human life is there ( News Of The World advertising slogan )
  • Always have your nose in a book
  • And The Band Played On ( Randy Shilts book )
  • And Then There Were None ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Angela's Ashes ( Frank McCourt book )
  • Animal Farm ( George Orwell book )
  • Anna Karenina ( Leo Tolstoy book )
  • Anne Of Green Gables ( Lucy Maud Montgomery book )
  • Appeal to Caesar
  • Around The World In Eighty Days ( Jules Verne book )
  • Art Of War ( Sun Tzu book )
  • As I Lay Dying ( William Faulkner book )
  • As many chins as a Chinese phone book
  • Balance of power ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Beat someone black and blue
  • Bell, book and candle ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bible basher
  • Big fish in a small pool ( someone considered influential compared to their less significant peers )
  • Bite someone's head off
  • Black Beauty ( Anna Sewell book )
  • Black power
  • Bleak House ( Charles Dickens book )
  • Bleed someone dry
  • Bleed someone white
  • Bless my soul
  • Blow someone away
  • Boat person
  • Body and soul
  • Body painting ( a form of painting that uses the human body as a canvas )
  • Bonus genius ( a good spirit accompanying and supporting someone )
  • Book him
  • Book him Danno ( A catchphrase from Hawaii Five-O )
  • Book learning
  • Book worm
  • Bore the pants off someone
  • Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley book )
  • Breakfast At Tiffany's ( Truman Capote book )
  • Breakfast Of Champions ( Kurt Vonnegut book )
  • Brevity is the soul of wit
  • Brideshead Revisited ( Evelyn Waugh book )
  • Bright Lights, Big City ( Jay Mcinerney book )
  • Bring to book
  • Brought to book
  • Build A Better Life By Stealing Office Supplies ( Dilbert )
  • Bump into someone
  • Bust someone's ass
  • Buttonhole someone
  • By the book ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin ( Louis de Bernieres book )
  • Captain Underpants And The Invasion Of The Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space ( Dav Pilkey book )
  • Captain Underpants And The Perilous Plot Of Professor Poopypants ( Dav Pilkey book )
  • Captain Underpants And The Wrath Of The Wicked Wedgie Woman ( Dav Pilkey book )
  • Cat person
  • Catch 22 ( Joseph Heller book ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory ( Roald Dahl book )
  • Chew someone's ass
  • Circle of influence
  • Close enough for government work
  • Closed book
  • Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell book )
  • Cold Comfort Farm ( Stella Gibbons book )
  • Come down on someone like a ton of bricks
  • Command and control
  • Confession is good for the soul
  • Control freak
  • Cost control
  • Crack a book
  • Crime And Punishment ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky book )
  • Crooked House ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Crowd control
  • Cruise control
  • Cut someone dead
  • Cut someone down in their prime
  • Cut someone down to size
  • Dance on someone's grave
  • Dance to someone's tune
  • David Copperfield ( Charles Dickens book )
  • Dead Man Walking ( Helen Prejean book )
  • Dead white European male ( derogatory reference to someone who has an unjustified reputation )
  • Death On The Nile ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Death On The Orient Express ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Did Somebody Say McDonald's? ( McDonald's advertising slogan )
  • Displaced person
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? ( Philip K. Dick book )
  • Do yourself a power of good
  • Don't just book it, Thomas Cook it ( Thomas Cook advertising slogan )
  • Don't you just love being in control? ( British Gas advertising slogan )
  • Draw someone's fire
  • Drive someone into a corner
  • Drop someone off
  • Dump on someone
  • Eat out of someone's hand
  • Eat someone alive
  • Eats, Shoots And Leaves ( Lynne Truss book )
  • Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ( Tom Robbins book )
  • Evening person
  • Every trick in the book
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask ( David Reuben book )
  • Evil Under The Sun ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Exert one's authority
  • Eye someone up and down
  • Far From The Madding Crowd ( Thomas Hardy book )
  • Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson book )
  • Feel someone up
  • Feel someone's collar
  • Fifty Shades of Grey ( E L James book )
  • Fight the power
  • Figure painting ( a form of painting in which the human body is the subject )
  • First Among Equals ( Jeffrey Archer book )
  • First among equals ( the most senior person in a group of equal rank )
  • Flip someone the bird
  • Flower power
  • Free hand
  • Freeze someone out
  • From on high
  • Fuel for the Soul ( Pontiac advertising slogan )
  • Get into someone's pants
  • Get no change out of someone
  • Girl power
  • Give someone a bell
  • Give someone a bloody nose
  • Give someone a boost
  • Give someone a good talking to
  • Give someone a rocket
  • Give someone a thick ear
  • Give someone a wide berth
  • Give someone an earful
  • Give someone hell
  • Give someone skin
  • Give someone the boot
  • Give someone the brush-off
  • Give someone the mushroom treatment
  • Give someone the slip
  • Give someone the willys
  • Give someone what for
  • Go by the book ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • God rest his soul
  • Goodnight Mister Tom book by Michelle Magorian
  • Gotta Serve Somebody ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem ( Political slogan )
  • Grass someone up
  • Great Expectations ( Charles Dickens book )
  • Grey power
  • Guards! Guards! ( Terry Pratchett book )
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets ( J. K. Rowling book )
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban ( J. K. Rowling book )
  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone ( J. K. Rowling book )
  • Have someone on toast
  • Have someone's ear
  • Have you any last requests? ( humorous question asked as though a person was about to be killed )
  • Heap coals of fire on someone's head
  • Hear someone out
  • Heart and soul
  • Heavy hitter ( A baseball expression meaning a powerful or commanding person )
  • Hey, Soul Sister ( Train song )
  • High roller ( someone who gambles for high stakes )
  • His Dark Materials ( Philip Pullman book )
  • His life's an open book
  • His word is law
  • Hit the bricks ( a cursory slang term telling someone to leave )
  • Hope springs eternal in the human breast ( from a poem by Alexander Pope )
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People ( Dale Carnegie book )
  • Human Rights Act
  • Human condition
  • Human error
  • Human kind cannot bear very much reality ( from a poem by Eliot )
  • Human nature
  • Human resources
  • Human rights
  • I Capture The Castle ( Dodie Smith book )
  • I Want Somebody To Love ( The Beatles song )
  • I can read you like a book
  • I got punky power ( A catchphrase from Punky Brewster )
  • I have it on good authority
  • I have the power! ( A catchphrase from He-Man In Masters Of The Universe )
  • I'm from the government, and I'm here to help
  • I'm in charge ( A catchphrase from Bruce Forsyth )
  • I'm only human
  • If you want to impress someone, put him on your Black list ( Johnny Walker Black Whiskey advertising slogan )
  • In person
  • In someone's bad books ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Individual streak
  • Invest with power
  • Invite someone over
  • It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in
  • It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it ( A catchphrase from Nick Stone In Tightrope )
  • It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt
  • Jane Eyre ( Charlotte Bronte book )
  • Jog someone's elbow
  • Jump someone's bones
  • Kane And Abel ( Jeffrey Archer book )
  • Keep body and soul together
  • Keep someone sweet
  • Kept in your place
  • Know someone in the biblical sense
  • Knowledge is power
  • Kow-tow to
  • Lay a trip on someone
  • Lead someone to the altar
  • Leading authority
  • Leave someone cold
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses ( Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos De Laclos book )
  • Lick someone's boots
  • Life and soul of the party
  • Little Women ( Louisa May Alcott book )
  • Little black book
  • Look someone up and down
  • Lord Of The Flies ( William Golding book )
  • Lord Of The Rings ( J R R Tolkien book )
  • Lose control
  • Lost soul
  • Make someone happy with a phone call ( British Telecom advertising slogan )
  • Make someone's toes curl
  • Makes you feel human again ( Solpadeine advertising slogan )
  • Memoirs Of A Geisha ( Arthur Golden book )
  • Money is power
  • More human interest ( Washington Mutual advertising slogan )
  • More power to your elbow
  • Morning person
  • Mortal remains
  • Mr. Midshipman Easy ( Frederick Marryat book )
  • My one regret in life is that I am not someone else ( Woody Allen line )
  • Never judge a book by its cover
  • Night Watch ( Terry Pratchett book )
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four ( George Orwell book )
  • Northern soul
  • Not my type ( not a person one is attracted to )
  • Notes From The Underground ( Fyodor Dostoevsky book )
  • Noughts And Crosses ( book series by Malorie Blackman )
  • Now you're playing with power! ( Nintendo Entertainment System advertising slogan )
  • Of Human Bondage ( Bette Davis movie )
  • Of Mice And Men ( John Steinbeck book )
  • Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • On The Origin Of Species ( Charles Darwin book )
  • On The Road ( Jack Kerouac book )
  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude ( Gabriel Garcia Marquez book )
  • One for the book
  • Only human
  • Open book
  • Open government
  • Out for someone's blood
  • Out of control
  • Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read ( Groucho Marx line )
  • People person
  • People power
  • Permission based marketing
  • Person of interest
  • Person to person
  • Pester power
  • Play it by the book
  • Pop someone's cherry
  • Portion control
  • Portrait painting ( a form of painting in which the human face is the subject )
  • Potty mouth ( a foul mouthed person )
  • Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely
  • Power dressing
  • Power is Macintosh ( Apple Computer advertising slogan )
  • Power lunch
  • Power mad
  • Power nap
  • Power to the people
  • Power trip
  • Power up
  • Power without the price ( Atari advertising slogan )
  • Pull rank
  • Pull someone up short
  • Pull the wool over someone's eyes
  • Push someone's buttons
  • Put someone down
  • Put the bite on someone
  • Put the fear of God into someone
  • Put the fear of death into someone
  • Put words into someone's mouth
  • Quality control
  • Radio control
  • Reach out and touch someone ( American Telephone & Telegraph advertising slogan )
  • Rob someone blind
  • Round Ireland With A Fridge ( Tony Hawks book )
  • Rub someone's nose in it
  • Rubber Soul ( Beatles album )
  • Rubber bullet ( a bullet made of rubber or plastic and used for riot control )
  • See the back of someone
  • Sell someone a dummy
  • Sell your soul to the devil
  • Shoot someone a line
  • Shuffle off this mortal coil
  • Sing someone's praises
  • Sit on someone's tail
  • Snap someone's head off
  • Soft power
  • Somebody That I Used to Know ( Gotye with Kimbra song )
  • Somebody To Love ( Queen song )
  • Somebody somewhere wants a letter from you ( British Post Office advertising slogan )
  • Someone Like You ( Adele song )
  • Someone ears are burning
  • Someone walked on my grave
  • Soul brother
  • Soul food
  • Soul man
  • Soul searching
  • Soul sister
  • Soul train
  • Sphere of influence
  • Spiral out of control
  • Steal someone's heart
  • Steal someone's thunder
  • String someone along
  • Suck someone dry
  • Swallows And Amazons ( children's adventure story by Arthur Ransome )
  • Take charge
  • Take cuts at someone ( A baseball expression meaning taking a verbal swing or striking a blow at a reputation )
  • Take someone out
  • Take someone to law
  • Take someone to one side
  • Take someone to task
  • Take someone to the woodshed
  • Take the bread out of someone's mouth
  • Talking Book ( Stevie Wonder album )
  • Teach someone a lesson
  • Teach someone a thing or two
  • Tell someone where to get off
  • Tess Of The D'Urbervilles ( Thomas Hardy book )
  • The Age Of Reason ( Jean Paul Sartre book )
  • The Art Of The Deal ( Donald Trump slogan and book title )
  • The BFG - Big Friendly Giant ( Roald Dahl book )
  • The Bible Belt
  • The Buddha Of Suburbia ( Hanif Kureishi book )
  • The Catcher in the Rye ( J D Salinger book )
  • The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas book )
  • The Day Of The Jackal ( Frederick Forsyth book )
  • The Devil Wears Prada ( Lauren Weisberger book )
  • The Devil's Dictionary ( Ambrose Bierce book )
  • The Famous Five ( characters in Enid Blyton's series of children's book )
  • The French Have A Word For It ( Josh Lanyon book )
  • The Garden Of Eden ( Ernest Hemingway book )
  • The Ghost In The Machine ( Arthur Koestler book )
  • The Go-Between ( L. P. Hartley book )
  • The God Of Small Things ( Arundhati Roy book )
  • The Godfather ( Mario Puzo book )
  • The Godfather of Soul ( Pseudonym of singer James Brown )
  • The Good Book
  • The Great Gatsby ( F Scott Fitzgerald book )
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams book )
  • The Hobbit ( J R R Tokien book )
  • The Hound Of The Baskervilles ( Sir Arthur Conan Doyle book )
  • The Human Eraser ( Nickname of Marvin Webster )
  • The Human Highlight Reel ( Nickname of Dominique Wilkins )
  • The Human Rain Delay ( Nickname of Mike Hargrove )
  • The Human Termite ( Nickname of Joe Interleggi )
  • The Human Victory Cigar ( Nickname of Darko Milicic )
  • The Hunger Games ( Suzanne Collins book )
  • The Hustle ( Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony song )
  • The Hypochondriac's Guide To Life And Death ( Gene Weingarten book )
  • The Importance Of Being Earnest ( Oscar Wilde book )
  • The Jungle Book ( Disney cartoon movie )
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales ( Oliver Sacks book )
  • The Mirror Cracked From Side To Side ( Agatha Christie book title )
  • The Name Of The Rose ( Umberto Eco book )
  • The Odyssey ( Homer book )
  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray ( Oscar Wilde book )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress ( John Bunyan book )
  • The Princess Diaries ( Meg Cabot book )
  • The Purloined Letter ( Edgar Allan Poe book )
  • The Rape Of The Lock ( Alexander Pope book )
  • The Riddle Of The Sands ( Erskine Childers book )
  • The Secret Garden ( Frances Hodgson Burnett book )
  • The Story Of Tracy Beaker ( children's story by Jacqueline Wilson )
  • The Tenderness Of Wolves ( Stef Penney book )
  • The Thorn Birds ( Colleen McCollough book )
  • The Three Musketeers ( Alexandre Dumas book )
  • The Wind in the Willows ( children's book by Kenneth Grahame )
  • The Woman In White ( Wilkie Collins book )
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The corridors of power
  • The empty chair ( the perceived absense of someone who is recently deceased )
  • The eyes are the windows of the soul
  • The human race
  • The milk of human kindness
  • The most human handset ( DiStar advertising slogan )
  • The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid ( Jane Austen quotation )
  • The power and the glory
  • The power behind the throne
  • The power of dreams ( Honda advertising slogan )
  • The power to be your best ( Apple Computer advertising slogan )
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • There's not a soul out there, no one to hear my prayer ( ABBA lyric )
  • Through The Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There ( Lewis Carroll book )
  • Throw the book at someone
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ( John Le Carre book )
  • Tip someone off
  • Tip someone the wink
  • To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer
  • Toilet mouth ( a foul mouthed person )
  • Tour de force ( a feat of strength power or skill )
  • Toy with someone's affections
  • Treasure Island ( Robert Louis Stevenson book )
  • Treat someone like dirt
  • Trifle with someone's affections
  • Under the influence
  • Unleash the power of the sun ( Sunny Delight advertising slogan )
  • Use Somebody ( Kings of Leon song )
  • Vanity Fair ( William Makepeace Thackeray book )
  • Vicky Angel ( children's book by Jacqueline Wilson )
  • Walk all over someone
  • Walk someone off their feet
  • War and Peace ( Leo Tolstoy book )
  • War baby ( someone born during the war - especially the illegitimate child of a soldier )
  • War criminal ( someone who has flouted the Geneva Convention )
  • War hero ( someone who acted heroically during a war )
  • Wardrobe mistress ( a person in charge of the costumes of a theatrical company )
  • Watership Down ( Richard Adams book )
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin ( Lionel Shriver book )
  • We answer to a higher authority ( Hebrew National hot dogs advertising slogan )
  • We never sleep ( Pinkerton's Detective Agency advertising slogan )
  • Welfare agency
  • When Somebody Loves You ( Frank Sinatra song )
  • Whoever you vote for the government gets in ( Anarchist political slogan )
  • Win friends and influence people
  • Wind someone up ( deliberately draw attention to something that will create agitation )
  • Winnie the Pooh ( children's book by A A Milne )
  • With great power comes great responsibility
  • World authority
  • World government
  • Wuthering Heights ( Emily Bronte book )
  • You can't tell a book by looking at its cover
  • You're My Heart, You're My Soul ( Modern Talking song )

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