Kicking The Bucket At The Drop Of A Hat

Author: Caroline Taggart
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782435822
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From advertising to the Ancient Greeks, from the military to meteorology, Kicking the Bucket at the Drop of a Hat takes us on a wonderful journey through our language's history.With more phrases than you can shake a stick at, this ...

Kick The Bucket And Swing The Cat

Author: Alex Games
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446415112
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A prick is actually a'goad' - a wooden shaft.sharply pointed at its end — which is
used by tillermen to keep oxen walking in a straight line.The oxen might try to
deviate from the course by 'kicking against the prick',but the more they did so. the
more the tillermen.working in the field, would drive it against the poor beasts' skin
.The expression originally meant to resist authority even if you harmed yourself in
the process.These days it means, more generally, to be recalcitrant or just plain ...

Developmental Assessment Of The School Aged Child With Developmental Disabilities

Author: M. S. Thambirajah
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003256
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Idioms vary in their complexity. Transparent idioms (such as 'My lips are sealed')
are easy to interpret by association (in this case with tight lips). In testing for ASD
one needs to use opaque idioms such as 'kick the bucket'. Examples of idioms for
use with children with ASD are given below. Ask the child, 'What do we mean
when we say these things?' At the drop of a hat Back to square one In a nut shell
Let the cat out of the bag read between the lines Upset the applecart Hit the
ceiling ...

Irregular Negatives Implicatures And Idioms

Author: Wayne A. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940177546X
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This can be seen by contrasting it with kick the bucket and kicking the bucket.
There are regular tense and aspect differences between these expressions.
There is a regular difference in number between last ditch effort and last ditch
efforts. So their meanings are partially compositional. Nonetheless, they remain
idioms (or different forms of the same idiom) because they are not wholly
compositional. The meanings of these phrases cannot be predicted from the
meanings of their parts ...


Author: Cristina Cacciari
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317782631
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would judge the word bite to be closer than the word blow to a prime like growl,
even in a situation where no idioms and metaphors were involved at all. ... So, for
example, Nayak and Gibbs (1990, Experiment 2) found that some idioms from the
same family (e.g., idioms having to do with anger) refer to different temporal parts
of a typical anger sequence (e.g., something gets on one's nerves before one
blows ones ... For example, it commonly is said that to kick the bucket means “to

An Introduction To Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337671274
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The object of eat must usually be something with the semantic feature “edible,”
but in He ate his hat. and Eat your heart out. this restriction is violated. Idioms
often ... Idioms may even show disrespect for syntax, for example, the expression
deep six, while containing parts that are never used as verbs, is itself a verb
meaning “to put the kibosh on,” yet another idiom. With some ... Most speakers of
American English understand the idiom to kick the bucket as meaning “to die.”
The same ...

A Cognitive Linguistics Account Of Wordplay

Author: Konrad Żyśko
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443860964
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contribute to the figurative meaning of the idiom, they are unanalysable (e.g. kick
the bucket, shoot the breeze) (Gibbs and Nayak 1989; Nunberg, Sag, Wasow
1994, Gibbs 2010), which has some serious consequences for their syntactic
behaviour as they are hardly subject to any modifications. However, it must be
remembered that analysability is a matter of degree – the more salient the
semantic contribution of the individual parts of an expression are, the more
analysable the ...

Fowler S Dictionary Of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199661359
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Skulduggery with one letter l is originally a US word (1867), an adaptation of the
earlier Scots word skulduddery ('obscenity'), whose origin is unknown. It therefore
has nothing to do with skulls, but folk etymology has decided that there is a
connection. Dictionaries recognize both spellings, which occur with equal
frequency in the OEC data; BrE shows a marked preference for skulduggery, and
AmE for skullduggery. skyer. See skier. slander. See libel (noun). slang can be
defined as 'a ...

A Dictionary Of The Underworld

Author: Eric Partridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317445538
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To kick it apart, so that all its parts may be examined. “Probably originated by
some Marine or soldier who had demolished or “kicked apart '' a native hut in the
Philippines to make sure no lurking insurrecto was allowed to remain behind the
line of advance ' (Irwin). *kick it out. To suffer, physically or mentallyor both : since
late 1920's: Nov. 11, 1937, Godfrey Irwin (private letter). Prob. ex the prison-
medical s. phrase incorporated in “For 48 to 72 hours they [addicts] were left
alone in a ...

Idiom Structure In English

Author: Adam Makkai
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110812673
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Then the concept of idiomaticity areas is introduced and the membership of each
is illustrated with a small number of typical examples. Each type of ... Of particular
significance would be a description of the demarcation line between the
universally recognized hard core of basic idioms and the idioms restricted to one
or several dialects. ... Examples of tournures are to kick the bucket, to be up a
creek, to take a raincheck, to be seven sheets to the wind,' to put one's foot in
one's mouth.