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By: Nick Smethurst

An Idiot's Love of Idioms

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Ever wondered where the sayings we commonly use originate from?


Sometimes the things we say, if we really think about it, make absolutely no logical sense.


Why on earth has a cat got my tongue? Why does a wall have ears? And why the heck are my ears burning? Why would I possibly want to break a leg?


If you think you know the answers, you might be close but have no cigar and if you don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or even worse, wait until you kick the bucket then you may want to step up to the plate and read on.


Now I certainly don’t want to read the Riot Act on you and I think by hook or by crook if you read this book you’ll be happy as Larry and as pleased as Punch.


I don’t want to be a clever clogs but by and large I think you’ll have a field day with what you’ll discover, if you catch my drift?

Nick Smethurst is a proud dad of two boys, Jake and Isaac.


Raised in Manchester, he is a proud Northerner and likes to believe he has a good sense of humour, his friends would disagree!


Nick never intended on writing a book but the Covid lockdowns in the UK allowed him to start posting on social media about one of his passions, Idioms/sayings/phrases and their origins.


Nick quickly realised he wasn’t on his own with his fascination and after posting well over 300 of these ‘origin’ stories he gained a large following of people who would get involved by posing new ones to Nick.


After several calls for him to collect all the stories into one document Nick decided to see if any publishers would be interested in working with him to create the book you have in your hands now.


Nick’s idiom journey still continues on social media and he has hopes to bring you the second instalment…watch this space.

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