Also a book
, listing many of the common
phrases in everyday use, like 'keep your eyes peeled
', 'no skin off my nose
', and 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away
'. It tells about their origins
, why they came about and when, plus some lesser-known versions.
Heavens to Betsy, by the way, is mostly a polite way of saying 'Holy shit
It was written by Charles Earle Funk.