DICTIONARY OF CLICHES

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A Dictionary Of Cliches

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781134963935
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 39.72 MB
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This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dictionary Of Clich S

Author : Christine Ammer
ISBN : 9781628734591
Genre : Reference
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The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés 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 clichés 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 clichés get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Clichés 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.
Category: Reference

The Facts On File Dictionary Of Clich S

Author : Christine Ammer
ISBN : 9780816062799
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Drawing from a wide variety of sources, a reference details the meaning of the cliché or expression, its source, early uses, and the history of the phrase over time and its level of use in contemporary English.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Dictionary Of Cliches

Author : James Rogers
ISBN : 0345338146
Genre : Reference
File Size : 41.86 MB
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The first dictionary of its kind revitalizes more than two thousand cliches and tired phrases by revealing the history of the origin behind each one
Category: Reference

Have A Nice Day No Problem

Author : Christine Ammer
ISBN : UOM:39015024893458
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 58.40 MB
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A comprehensive guide to 3,000 cliches explains the meanings of such phrases as "give the devil his due" and "gild the lily," and traces the history of these expressions
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary Of Cliches

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9780203379967
Genre : Reference
File Size : 22.63 MB
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This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case.
Category: Reference

Dictionary Of Movie Clich S

Author : Giuseppe Cristiano
ISBN : 9781411661455
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We have all sat watching a film and groaned in jaded horror when the girl being chased by a murderer across level terrain suddenly trips and falls, or cringed with cinematic deja vu as an eccentric hacker guesses the password to the world's most sophisticated computer in two attempts. The list of movie cliches is endless, but Cristiano has gathered together some favourite examples to hilarious effect.
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The Cassell Dictionary Of Clich S

Author : Nigel Rees
ISBN : 0304349623
Genre : Clichés
File Size : 37.61 MB
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Sick and tired of cliches? Uncover all kinds of fun facts about how clichQs came to be. Many of these phrases have journalistic origins, many are literary, and some go as far back as the Bible -- but every entry will astound you. And the alphabetical, dictionary format makes it easy to find just what you're looking for.
Category: Clichés

The Penguin Dictionary Of Clich S

Author : Julia Cresswell
ISBN : UCSC:32106012288178
Genre : Clichés
File Size : 85.95 MB
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This dictionary investigates the wide range of cliches throughout the history of the English language. With over 1500 sourced cliches listed, both ancient an modern, this work looks at the more informal side of the English language.
Category: Clichés

A Dictionary Of Clich S

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9780415065559
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.40 MB
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This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines