Over-familiar expressions pepper the English language. This dictionary brings together over 1000 of the worst offenders. Nigel Rees explains in what contexts they most frequenty crop up, where and when they originated, and at what point they can be said to have become fully-fledged cliches.
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.
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