A Pocket Guide to Clichés

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Barron's Educational Series, 1999 - Reference - 155 pages
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For years, Barron's Pocket Guides have filled a role as compact classroom supplements to English grammar texts, as well as practical fast-reference guides for home and office use. The newest addition to this series takes up the subject of American cliches -- their origins, their meanings, examples used within the context of a sentence, and in many cases, the regions where the idiom is used most often. This concise, information-filled volume will also be valued by ESL students because it gives them insights into informal American English as it is really spoken, and as they are sure to encounter it in the everyday world.

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A pocket guide to clichés

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This compulsively readable new addition to Barron's "Pocket Guides" series covers American clich s from "absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "yellow-bellied." Bell, a professor of management ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Arthur H. Bell, PhD" is Director of Communication Programs and Professor of Management Communication at the Masagung Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco. "Dayle M. Smith, PhD" is Professor of Management at the School of Business, University of San Francisco, where she is also Director of the Honors Program.

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