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Cassell Dictionary of Cliches Nigel Rees

Cassell Dictionary of Cliches By Nigel Rees

Cassell Dictionary of Cliches by Nigel Rees

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This is an A-Z of cliches, containing expressions such as "at the end of the day", "ground-breaking", "burn the midnight oil" and "explore every avenue", which pepper the English language in print and conversation. Nearly 100 cliches are included, with a discussion of their origin and usage.

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Cassell Dictionary of Cliches by Nigel Rees

This wide-ranging A-Z guide to over 1,200 popular expressions uncovers amusing origins of both traditional and modern sayings. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is historically believed to be a Chinese proverb. In reality, it appeared in the "Printer's Ink

paper in 1927, where the real author credited a Chinese source "so that people would take it more seriously." Did you know that a Listerine Mouthwash commercial is to be thanked for the phrase "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride?" So go ahead, "Eat your heart out." After all, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" 240 pages, 5 x 7 3/4.

About Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees is the author of over 50 books, including the Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and the Cassell Companion to Quotations. He is the deviser and presenter of BBC Radio's Quote...Unquote, through which he has become an authority on the popular use of language in slogans, catchphrases, cliche

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Cassell Dictionary of Cliches by Nigel Rees
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