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

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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 includes the meaning of the cliche or expression, its origin and early uses, the historical development of the phrase, and its present-day usage. Hundreds of new cliches have been added, including many from the business world, su...more
Hardcover, 534 pages
Published March 30th 2006 by Facts on File (first published January 1st 2001)
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Christine Ammer is the author of more than three dozen reference books, on subjects ranging from classical music to women's health. Her books on words and phrases include Facts on File Dictionary of Clichés; Seeing Red or Tickled Pink; Fighting Words from War, Rebellion, and Other Combative Capers; Southpaws and Sunday Punches; Cool Cats and Top Dogs; and Fruitcakes and Couch Potatoes. She lives i...more
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