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Turn of Phrase-bookcover

By: Suzie J

Turn of Phrase

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The Oxford Language dictionary defines an idiom as: ‘a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words’

Idioms are widely used phrases that say one thing literally but mean something else when explored in context.

What does it mean to like the cut of someone’s jib?

Is it advisable to burn a candle at both ends?

What could be gained by reading between the lines of a message and why is this bird in my hand worth holding on to?

Turn of Phrase explores the origin and meaning of some well-known idioms using poetry. It introduces a younger audience to how the phrases are used today, using identifiable scenarios. The book aims to enrich our language and may assist in opening a line of communication between caregivers and young people about any issues they may be dealing with at any given time.

Suzie has been involved in education for most of her working life, both as a teacher and a project officer in curriculum and assessment. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, sharing stories and listening to music, perhaps while drinking a glass of wine. Always advised by her mother, Joyce, to ‘just keep moving’, Suzie also dabbles in a spot of tap dancing, Zumba, and body balance. She has two beautiful daughters and is married to Carlos, who produced the fabulous illustrations in this book.

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