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The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors : A Compendium of Competitive Words and Idioms
by Josh Chetwynd


Overview - A gift-worthy playbook of common and unexpected words and idioms that have their roots in sports and games.

There are many metaphors we can quickly identify from the realm of sports: covering all the bases (baseball), game plan (football), and par for the course (golf).  Read more...


 
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Overview
A gift-worthy playbook of common and unexpected words and idioms that have their roots in sports and games.

There are many metaphors we can quickly identify from the realm of sports: covering all the bases (baseball), game plan (football), and par for the course (golf). But the English language is also peppered with the not-so-obvious influence of sports and games, such as go-to guy (basketball) and dead ringer (horse racing). Filled with pithy entries on each idiom, plus quotes showing how big talkers from President Obama to rapper Ice-T use them, this quirky little handbook from former minor league ballplayer and award-winning journalist Josh Chetwynd is sure to be a conversation starter at tailgates, cocktail parties, and in the boardroom.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781607748113
  • ISBN-10: 1607748118
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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