The Facts on File Dictionary of Clichés

The Facts on File Dictionary of Clichés

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This updated and expanded edition of a popular title explains the meanings and origins of almost 4,000 cliches and common expressions. Each entry in The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Second Edition includes the meaning of the cliche or expression, its origin and early uses, the historical development of the phrase, and its present-day usage. For this second edition, the author has added hundreds of new cliches, including many from the business world, such as drum up, fork over, and go belly-up; from the military, such as the balloon goes up, body count, and mickey mouse; and from popular novels, especially mysteries and thrillers. Other new cliches include bells and whistles, yada yada yada, and whatever. The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Second Edition is the largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, this essential resource will prove invaluable for students, writers, and general readers.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, [2006]
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780816062805
0816062803
9780816062799
081606279X
Branch Call Number: 423.1 AMM
Characteristics: x, 534 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Clichés
Dictionary of clichés

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