The Dictionary of ClichŽs

The Dictionary of ClichŽs

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The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of ClichAcs features more than four thousand unique clichAcs 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 clichAcs brought into the limelight include: a€c Blood is thicker than water a€c Monkey see, monkey do a€c Brass tacks a€c Burn the midnight oil a€c Change of heart a€c Moral fiber a€c By the book Whether clichAcs get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of ClichAcs goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And thata€™s food for thought.A Word Lovera#39;s Guide to 4, 000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes Christine Ammer. girl thing/guy thing Something particularly appropriate for or appealing to a girl or guy (woman/man). Girl Thing was the name of an all femaleanbsp;...

Title:The Dictionary of ClichŽs
Author:Christine Ammer
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13


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