A Dictionary of Clichés: With an Introductory Essay

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Routledge, 1978 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 261 pages
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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.

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The author lists and classifies "stereo-typed expressions" into four groups: 1. Idioms that have become cliches. Indiscriminate use has blunted the original point. 2. Hackneyed phrases. 3. Foreign ... Read full review

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