By Eric Partridge
;A Dictionary of capture words ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор: Eric Partridge Название: A Dictionary of seize words Издательство: RoutledgeГод: 2005 Формат: pdf Размер: five Mb Язык: английскийFrequently, seize words will not be, within the grammarians’ experience, words in any respect, yet sentences. seize words, just like the heavily associated proverbial sayings, are self-contained, as, evidently, clichйs are too. seize words are typically extra pointed and ‘human’ than clichйs, even supposing the previous occasionally come up from, and infrequently they generate, the latter. sometimes, trap words stem from too well-known quotations. trap words frequently supply—indeed they are—conversational gambits; usually, too, they upload a pithy, maybe earthy, remark. except the unavoidable ‘he-she’ and ‘we-you-they’ conveniences, they're immutable. you've got perceived that the kinds capture word, Proverbial announcing, well-known Quotations, Clichй, could coexist:they usually are not snobbishly specific, anybody of the other. actually depends at the context, the nuance, the tone. rapidshare zero
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For it) is a working-class phrase addressed—or used in ref. to one who has spent all his wages or all his winnings on drink: since c. 1920. On the analogy-indeed, moulded to the shape-of all dressed up and nowhere to go. all present and correct! ”’ It comes from the sergeant-major’s phrase, used in reporting on a parade to the officer in charge. all profit! , spoken usu, to the customer himself, when no ‘dressing’ is required on the hair. all promise and no performance ‘is applied to female flirts’ (Petch, 1969): since c.
P. addressed to someone suspect of unexpressed insult or recrimination. , from a soldier awarded detention, with the officer saying or, more usu. thinking, and you (too)!. : to judge from Bob Newhart’s splendid monologue, ‘The Driving Instructor’, the US equivalent is and you, fella! Cf so are you! angel(s). ; house devil; roll on, death. anger. ’; more in anger. angle of dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of the meat—the. p. among better-educated National Servicemen of the 1950s, axiomatic for the degree of male sexual excitement.
See: all we want all in my eye. See: all my eye… all in the mind. See: it’s all in the mind… all in the seven; all in the twelve. See: it’s all in the seven, and …twelve. all is bob. See: and Bob’s your uncle. all is forgiven. See: come back…, and come home… all is rug. See: all’s rug. p. directed at Women’s Institutes since c. 1925. Whereas jam arises from the jam-making contests, Jerusalem refers to Blake’s ‘Jerusalem’ being sung at every meeting—less in piety than as a signature. A very English phrase concerning a very English institution.
A Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge