The Cassell dictionary of clich s

The Cassell dictionary of clich  s

Contains nearly 1000 cliches, including their possible origins and usage.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304349623

Category: Clichés

Page: 288

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Sick and tired of cliches? Uncover all kinds of fun facts about how clichQs came to be. Many of these phrases have journalistic origins, many are literary, and some go as far back as the Bible -- but every entry will astound you. And the alphabetical, dictionary format makes it easy to find just what you're looking for.
Categories: Clichés

The Dictionary of Clich s

The Dictionary of Clich  s

Some of the clichés brought into the limelight include: • Blood is thicker than water • Monkey see, monkey do • Brass tacks • Burn the midnight oil • Change of heart • Moral fiber • By the book Whether clichés get under your ...

Author: Christine Ammer

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628734591

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an insightful example. Some of the clichés brought into the limelight include: • Blood is thicker than water • Monkey see, monkey do • Brass tacks • Burn the midnight oil • Change of heart • Moral fiber • By the book Whether clichés get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Clichés goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And that’s food for thought.
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A Dictionary of Cliches

A Dictionary of Cliches

This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics.

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134963935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 442

This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dictionary of Cliches

The Dictionary of Cliches

This book includes many of the most used English language expressions and explains their origins.

Author: James Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0207153876

Category: Clichés

Page: 305

View: 369

Categories: Clichés

Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 0304357383

Category: Reference

Page: 463

View: 249

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.
Categories: Reference

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 0304366854

Category: Reference

Page: 269

View: 690

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.
Categories: Reference

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Around the World in 80 Cliches

London: Taylor & Francis, 2005. Percival, P. Tamil Proverbs. New Delhi: Asian
Educational Services, 1996. Rees, Nigel. The Cassell Dictionary of Word and
Phrase Origins. London: Cassell, 1999. Rogers, James. The Dictionary of Clichés
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Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 9781577151340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 696

Travel the world with these incredibly fun cliches! Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, Around the World in 80 Cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. Each phrase and expression comes with an explanation and place of origin. Cheeky and informative, each cliche is presented in such a way that is sure to keep you laughing through all of your adventures!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang Kaiman Lee ... The following references
have been used by the author : The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms - - - -
- Christine Ammer The Cassell Dictionary of English Idioms - - - - - Rosalind ...

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 0915250438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 114

View: 439

"CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang" gives you accurate definitions, origins and usages of metaphors that you will easily understand and apply with clarity and precision. This book is intended to help people who want to "spice up" the way they talk. It is especially effective for people whose native languages are not English. Verbal metaphors used in appropriate contexts can serve business, social, psychological and cultural purposes. Each metaphor occupies one page which makes learning consistent and easy. Each page has a cartoon and a text portion that consists of four categories of information: meaning, alternative, origin and usage. People evaluate you by your conversational skill! Your conversational skill can be directly linked to your career advancement, income level and social standing. To move up, your conversational skill must surpass that of your co-workers. People perceive the level of your intelligence, education and capabilities by how you express yourself in conversion. Get the help from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Clear your path to success! If you cannot express your ideas eloquently, you can appear as lack of competence and qualification. Impress your audience with "your metaphors" in the right context. Get "your metaphors" from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Your conversational expressions will have pin-point accuracy! You will learn from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang the accurate definitions, origins and usage of "your metaphors," and apply them with clarity and precision.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cassell Dictionary of Slang

The Cassell Dictionary of Slang

Contains over 65,000 slang words, definitions, where and when the word originated, and more.

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304344354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1316

View: 595

Contains over 65,000 slang words, definitions, where and when the word originated, and more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"?

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304349658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 205

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. *Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. *Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. *Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box--even though it's orange. 224 pages 5 x 7 3/4.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cassell Dictionary and Thesaurus

The Cassell Dictionary and Thesaurus

It's two books in one, with over 200,000 entries -- and that saves time and trouble! This combination of dictionary and thesaurus brings you right to the word you need.

Author: E. M. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304350044

Category: Education

Page: 1277

View: 353

It's two books in one, with over 200,000 entries -- and that saves time and trouble! This combination of dictionary and thesaurus brings you right to the word you need. Because the synonyms are linked to definitions, it's less likely you'll choose one that doesn't convey exactly the right meaning. Of course, it also does everything you'd expect a regular dictionary to do -- detail grammar, highlight slang, suggest antonyms, and give pronunciation guidelines.
Categories: Education

British Sources of Information

British Sources of Information

Hayakawa, S.I.and Fletcher,P.J. (eds), Cassell'sModern Guide toSynonyms
andRelated Words,London,Cassell, 1971. Hoad, T.F. ... Long, T.H. and Summers,
D., The Longman Dictionary ofEnglish Idioms, London, Longman, 1979.
Longman ...

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135794934

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 188

This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.
Categories: History

Tourism Culture Communication

Tourism  Culture   Communication

The Cassell dictionary of clichés . London : Cassell . Riley , R. ( 1994 ) . Movie -
induced tourism . In A. Seaton et al . ( Eds . ) , Tourism : The state of the art ( pp .
453-458 ) . Chichester : Wiley . Rogers , J. ( 1985 ) . The dictionary of clichés .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095737874

Category: Mass media

Page:

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Categories: Mass media

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

03 Maggio , R . The dictionary of bias - free usage 428 Makkai , A . A dictionary of
American idioms 427 Metaphors dictionary ... 88 Rees , N . Cassell dictionary of
clichés 423 Usage The AMA style guide for business writing 808 Buckley , W . F ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046784917

Category: Best books

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Categories: Best books

Choice

Choice

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016603653

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Library Journal

Library Journal

The Facts On File Dictionary of Clichés : Meanings and Origins of More Than
3,500 Terms and Expressions . ... While several resources on clichés are
currently available ( e.g. , Nigel Rees's Cassell's Dictionary of Clichés , LJ 5/15/
97 ) , this ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082964902

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Categories: Libraries

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: IND:30000077957524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

View: 443

In librarian's office.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Holy Bingo the Lingo of Eden Jumpin Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

Holy Bingo  the Lingo of Eden  Jumpin   Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

A Dictionary of the Names, Expressions and Folklore of Christianity Les Harding.
Bibliography. 222. Cresswell, Julia. The Penguin Dictionary of Clichés.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000. ... Rev. ed. London: Cassell, ¡967. Briggs,
Katherine.

Author: Les Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 329

Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson’s hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron’s beard (a popular name for Saint John’s wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.
Categories: Literary Criticism