101 English Expressions – A Journey Through Figurative Language



Language is a fascinating thing, particularly figurative language. This book is about figurative language and the origins of English expressions. Discussing 101 English expressions the reader goes on a journey through figurative language. Figurative language is metaphorical language, it means something other than it says. Many expressions, however, have literal roots based on past activities. When the activity ceases to be practiced an expression can live on in figurative language. This book is about some of those expressions. Take a journey through the history of the English Language and discover the origins of familiar expressions. Here it is, a 101 English Expressions, “Straight from the horse’s mouth.”