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

Ammer, Christine

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Synopsis: More than 4,000 cliches compiled in one fun, easy-to-use guide.

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The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Third Edition is the largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind. Featuring hundreds of new cliches, this updated and expanded edition explains the meanings and origins of more than 4,000 cliches and common expressions. Each entry includes the meaning of the cliche 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.

About the Author: Christine Ammer is the author of more than three dozen popular reference books on subjects ranging from classical music to women's health. For the past 20 years, she has concentrated on language. Her other books on words and phrases include The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms; Cool Cats, Top Dogs, and Other Beastly Expressions; Fighting Words: From War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers; and Fruitcakes and Couch Potatoes and Other Delicious Expressions. She also writes a column on terms from military history for Military History Quarterly. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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