1st Edition

A Dictionary of Cliches





ISBN 9780415065559
Published June 9, 1978 by Routledge
272 Pages

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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.