Idioms and expressions


He’s a bit of a rolling stone, He nearly sold us a pig in the poke, but his body language gave the game away. We teased him till he let the cat out of the bag and nowadays we give him the cold shoulder.

Ever wondered how English idioms and expressions came to have their present day meaning? Wonder no longer, The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth will be published on November 3.

The Etymologicon
, is billed as: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language. If you want need to know what testicles have to do with testaments, why all dogs are cynical, or how barristas connect to barristers, The Etymologicon is the tome for you.

Amazon UK is taking orders for The Etymologicon (RRP £12.99) at a special pre-publication price of £6.62 (hardback) and £6.29 (Kindle). If you want to take advantage of the offers, click the appropriate link below.

The Etymologicon (Kindle digital edition)

The Etymologicon (hardback)


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