Military & Nautical Phrases: Etymology: The Origins of Nautical & Military Phrases
by Albert Jack
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo:
Freezing the Balls of a Brass Monkey, Money for Old Rope, Swinging the Lead, Turn a Blind Eye and hundreds more idioms and phrases with military origins. Why do we say these things and how did they become part of our language?