Eat your heart out: Origins of our popular idioms and phrases

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Author Mark Abley. Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Idioms, sayings, cliches are such a common part of our everyday life that we hardly stop to wonder where they come from, or why some stick around while others go the way of the dinosaurs. A new book is out that explores all this: “Watch Your Tongue: What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Figuratively Mean.”

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Book cover courtesy of Simon and Schuster.