Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

(also Brewer)
a dictionary that gives information about and the origins of many English words and phrases by referring to history, religion, art, etc. It was first published in 1870 and the original author was Dr E Cobham Brewer. It has been regularly revised and there are versions dealing with areas such as film and politics:

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