The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions (Paperback)

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More than 4,000 clich s compiled in one fun, easy-to-use guide.

Praise for the previous hardcover edition:
" excellent resource for word lovers...inherently fascinating and an excellent place to look for old chestnuts galore..." Library Journal

"...[thorough]...Recommended..." Booklist

The Facts On File Dictionary of Clich s, Third Edition is the largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind. Featuring hundreds of new clich s, this updated and expanded edition explains the meanings and origins of more than 4,000 clich s and common expressions. Each entry includes the meaning of the clich or expression, its origin and early uses, its historical development, and its present-day usage. This fully indexed and cross-referenced resource is essential for students, writers, and anyone seeking the gift of gab.

New entries include:

  • "Don't go there"
  • "Flavor of the month"
  • "Ground zero"
  • "Not so much"
  • "Show me the money"
  • "So yesterday"
  • and more.


ISBN 9780816083541
Genre REFERENCE / Dictionaries
Format Paperback
Pages 556
Publisher Date 2011-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Checkmark Books
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.66 lb
Language English
Subtitle Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions
Series Name Writer's Library
Edition Number 3
Audience General/trade
Authors Ammer, Christine
Country of Origin United States

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