Have a Nice Day--no Problem!: A Dictionary of Clichés

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Plume, 1993 - Reference - 454 pages
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The newest, biggest, and most informative collection of cliches. With 3,000 cliches, this new title in the Plume Books for Word Watchers series goes from square one to the last word on the subject. Among the many pleasures of this fascinating compendium of nearly 2,500 mini-essays is its exploration of their origin and history.

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A labor of love by a lexicographer and reference editor, this book examines some 3000 familiar expressions. First, a plain meaning is given for a term, like "singularly rare'' for scarce as hen's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
48
Section 3
81
Section 4
100
Section 5
111
Section 6
137
Section 7
158
Section 8
177
Section 12
223
Section 13
253
Section 14
270
Section 15
296
Section 16
298
Section 17
356
Section 18
389
Section 19
395

Section 9
189
Section 10
192
Section 11
202
Section 20
397
Section 21
417
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About the author (1993)

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 Cliches; 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 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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