ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable

Okay, so have you ever heard grown-ups use big words or sayings that you don’t understand? Like when they say “it’s raining cats and dogs” but you don’t see any animals falling from the sky? Well, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a special book that can help you understand these kinds of sayings and words!

It’s like a big dictionary that helps you understand different phrases and fables. A phrase is when people say something a certain way, like “break a leg” when they mean “good luck”. A fable is a story that teaches us something, like “The Tortoise and The Hare”.

This book has lots of stories and interesting facts about all kinds of things. You can learn about different cultures and traditions, famous people, and even things from a long, long time ago!

Sometimes, when people talk or write, they use phrases or sayings that other people know but you might not. So if you want to be able to understand them, you can use this book to look up what they mean!

Overall, think of it like a secret code book that unlocks all the weird and quirky sayings that only grown-ups seem to know!