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The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors

A Compendium of Competitive Words and Idioms

The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors by Josh Chetwynd
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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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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; May 2016
192 pages; ISBN 9781607748120
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Title: The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors
Author: Josh Chetwynd