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Read all the books in this series and learn how the odd sayings and phrases in our language were started and what they really mean. The Bizarre Origins of Kangaroo Court and Other Idioms The Compelling Histories of Long Arm of the Law and Other Idioms The Intriguing Sources of Hold Your Horses and Other Idioms The Over-the-Top Histories of Chew the Scenery and Other Idioms The Peculiar Stories Behind Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Idioms The Shocking Stories Behind Lightning in a Bottle and Other Idioms The Thrilling Sources of Push the Envelope and Other Idioms The Unbelievable Origins of Snake Oil and Other Idioms Book jacket.