Playing Fast and Loose

Playing Fast and Loose


  • Author : Michael K. Smith
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481737630


Playing Fast and Loose Book Description :

What is the origin of the idiom “playing fast and loose”? • a juggling trick using ropes performed in Roman times • a Medieval cheating game involving sticks and belts • the sordid sale of indulgences in the Catholic Church Playing Fast and Loose invites the reader to guess the correct origin of common idioms. For each of the fifty idioms, three scenarios have been constructed. One scenario contains a short description of the likely origin of the phrase with some selected historical context that illustrates its usage. The other two scenarios also present short vignettes with factually correct historical citations; however, these two descriptions are not considered the likely origin of the phrase. Dr. Smith has researched all the idioms in t...

English Albanian Dictionary of Idioms

English Albanian Dictionary of Idioms


  • Author : Ilo Stefanllari
  • Publisher : Hippocrene Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0781807832


English Albanian Dictionary of Idioms Book Description :

This dictionary contains 6000 commonly used English idioms with their corresponding Albanian translation. Nearly 15,000 examples from specialised dictionaries, explanatory dictionaries, fiction and phrasebooks are used to illustrate the phrases....

Restoring U S  Leadership in Weather Forecasting

Restoring U S Leadership in Weather Forecasting


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Environment
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Weather forecasting
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050654586


Restoring U S Leadership in Weather Forecasting Book Description :

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