Popular Proverbs and Sayings

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Gramercy Books, 1997 - Reference - 468 pages
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All that glitters is not gold...Marry in haste, repent in leisure...This useful guide presents and explains, in A to Z format, these and over 1,500 other well-known expressions in current American usage. Each entry includes a definition, a discussion of origins, a list of variations, examples of usage, and often, a cross-reference to similar or related expressions.

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Gregory Titelman approaches the subject - again - with about as much tact as a cockroach, having done about as much plausible research. All of the sayings you hope to find are not in the book, but meanwhile, he'll credit sources such as "overheard in a Manhattan boutique" (see: "clothes do not make the man") By whom was this overheard, Mr. Titelman? You?
Somehow, they keep letting this clownshoes hack keep turning out books, despite his ability to throw as much right-wing partisan propaganda into every "definition" as possible. As the ONLY person who remembers who Ken Starr is, he will quote him as a "source" whenever possible, sometimes passing up Ben Franklin or even Shakespeare in the process.
Seriously - this guy is like the internet troll of the literary world.
 

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