Cassell Dictionary of ClichésBook - 1996
A fascinating A-Z guide to nearly 1000 hackneyed expressions and turns of phrase. Discusses the origins and usage of such expressions as 'bloody but unbowed', 'nipped in the bud', 'a sight for sore eyes' and 'the wheel has come full circle'. Assesses the point at which a particular common phrase can be said to have become a cliche. Includes numerous illustrative examples of cliches in use, drawn from works of literature and the media.
Published: London : Cassell ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1996.
Branch Call Number: R423.1 REE
Characteristics: xiii, 288 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Dictionary of clichés