A Dictionary of Cliches

By Eric Partridge

© 1978 – Routledge

272 pages

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Paperback: 9780415065559
pub: 1978-05-10
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About the Book

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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