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St. Clair publishes book on origins of popular phrases
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Do you ever wonder where the idiom “arm candy” originated? The answer to that and other sayings and terms can be found in “Most Comprehensive Origins of Clichés, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions.”The book, a dictionary in essence, is 734 pages and took local resident Stan St. Clair three years to research and compile.“The thing that got me interested in doing this is when I began trying to find where some old phrases and expressions came from, I found out a lot of information on the Internet is not correct,” said St. Clair. “I also found out after looking in a lot of books, they didn’t have the earliest origin dates.”St. Clair gave each cliché, proverb and expression within the book a close look to determine their exact origins.“My in-depth research is why this project took so long,” he said.