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

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


The greatest, such a lot accomplished, and such a lot pleasing reference of its variety, The Dictionary of Clichés gains greater than 4 thousand particular clichés and customary expressions. writer Christine Ammer explores the words and phrases that liven up our language and uncovers expressions that experience lengthy been thought of lifeless. With every one access, she features a thorough definition, foundation of the time period, and an insightful example.

Some of the clichés introduced into the limelight include:

• Blood is thicker than water
• Monkey see, monkey do
• Brass tacks
• Burn the hour of darkness oil
• swap of heart
• ethical fiber
• by means of the book

Whether clichés get below your dermis or make you content as a clam, The Dictionary of Clichés is going the additional mile to supply a vital source for college kids, academics, writers, and a person with a prepared curiosity in language. And that’s meals for thought.

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