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The Dictionary of Clichés : A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes
by Christine Ammer




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The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clich s features more than four thousand unique clich s and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an insightful example.

Some of the clich s brought into the limelight include:

- Blood is thicker than water
- Monkey see, monkey do
- Brass tacks
- Burn the midnight oil
- Change of heart
- Moral fiber
- By the book

Whether clich s get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Clich s goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And that's food for thought.

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Overview

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clich s features more than four thousand unique clich s and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an insightful example.

Some of the clich s brought into the limelight include:

- Blood is thicker than water
- Monkey see, monkey do
- Brass tacks
- Burn the midnight oil
- Change of heart
- Moral fiber
- By the book

Whether clich s get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Clich s goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And that's food for thought.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781626360112
  • ISBN-10: 1626360111
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 544
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.03 x 1.48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.47 pounds


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