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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread : Cliches: What They Mean and Where They Came from
by Nigel Fountain


Overview - This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of common expressions in their many forms--where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society.
Cliches, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech.
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Overview
This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of common expressions in their many forms--where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society.
Cliches, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms--where they came from, what they mean, how they've evolved over time, and their prominence in today's society. Inside you'll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...
- "Thinking outside the box"
- "All hands on deck"
- "My way or the highway"
- "To be perfectly honest"
- Technical terms, like "collateral damage" and "pushing the envelope"
- And many others

You'll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781606525678
  • ISBN-10: 1606525670
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.39 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds


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