Phrase Fact Finder


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Country of Origin: India

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Author Terry O'Brien
Publisher Rupa Publications
Brand Rupa

Description of product

The phrase ‘raining cats and dogs' comes from Old Norse mythology and is related to Odin, the storm god;
A ‘red herring' is a distraction from the main issue, and comes from old fox hunting traditions;
The saying ‘don't count your chickens before they hatch' was first found in Aesop's writings;
The phrase ‘gravy train' means to do little work for a lot of pay, and originated in the 1920s.

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