The Cassell dictionary of clich s

Contains nearly 1000 cliches, including their possible origins and usage.

The Cassell dictionary of clich  s

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304349623

Page: 288

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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.

The Dictionary of Clich s

Some of the clichés brought into the limelight include: • Blood is thicker than water • Monkey see, monkey do • Brass tacks • Burn the midnight oil • Change of heart • Moral fiber • By the book Whether clichés get under your ...

The Dictionary of Clich  s

Author: Christine Ammer

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628734590

Page: 544

View: 167

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an insightful example. Some of the clichés brought into the limelight include: • Blood is thicker than water • Monkey see, monkey do • Brass tacks • Burn the midnight oil • Change of heart • Moral fiber • By the book Whether clichés get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Clichés goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And that’s food for thought.

A Dictionary of Cliches

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.

A Dictionary of Cliches

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134963939

Page: 272

View: 732

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.

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Dictionary of English and Romance Languages Equivalent Proverbs.
DeProverbia, 2011. Funk, Charles Earle. 2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings
and Expressions. New York: ... The Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase
Origins. London: ...

Around the World in 80 Cliches

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577151348

Page: 256

View: 437

Travel the world with these incredibly fun cliches! Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, Around the World in 80 Cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. Each phrase and expression comes with an explanation and place of origin. Cheeky and informative, each cliche is presented in such a way that is sure to keep you laughing through all of your adventures!

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang Kaiman Lee ... The following references
have been used by the author : The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms - - - -
- Christine Ammer The Cassell Dictionary of English Idioms - - - - - Rosalind ...

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 9780915250431

Page: 114

View: 211

"CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang" gives you accurate definitions, origins and usages of metaphors that you will easily understand and apply with clarity and precision. This book is intended to help people who want to "spice up" the way they talk. It is especially effective for people whose native languages are not English. Verbal metaphors used in appropriate contexts can serve business, social, psychological and cultural purposes. Each metaphor occupies one page which makes learning consistent and easy. Each page has a cartoon and a text portion that consists of four categories of information: meaning, alternative, origin and usage. People evaluate you by your conversational skill! Your conversational skill can be directly linked to your career advancement, income level and social standing. To move up, your conversational skill must surpass that of your co-workers. People perceive the level of your intelligence, education and capabilities by how you express yourself in conversion. Get the help from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Clear your path to success! If you cannot express your ideas eloquently, you can appear as lack of competence and qualification. Impress your audience with "your metaphors" in the right context. Get "your metaphors" from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang. Your conversational expressions will have pin-point accuracy! You will learn from CARTOON-ILLUSTRATED METAPHORS: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches and Slang the accurate definitions, origins and usage of "your metaphors," and apply them with clarity and precision.

Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.

Cassell s Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780304357383

Page: 463

View: 991

Presents a collection of five thousand proverbs from a variety of cultures throughout history.

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"?

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304349654

Page: 273

View: 181

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"? This dictionary starts where ordinary references beg off. *Discover that bad hair day was originated by California teenagers in the early 1990s. *Learn that bikini comes from the name of a Pacific island used in the 1940s for atomic bomb tests. *Learn why a flight data recorder is called a black box--even though it's orange. 224 pages 5 x 7 3/4.

Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

791 . lxxxv John A . Simpson , The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (
Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1982 ) , p . 34 . lxxxvi Neil Ewart , Cassell
Everyday Phrases : Their Origins and Meanings ( London : Cassell , 1983 ) , pp .
36 – 37 ...

 Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433103780

Page: 357

View: 814

The ten chapters of «Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words» present a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The first chapter surveys the multifaceted aspects of paremiology (the study of proverbs), with the second chapter illustrating the paremiological work by the American folklorist Alan Dundes. The next two chapters look at the effective role that proverbs play in the mass media, where they are cited in their traditional wording or as innovative anti-proverbs. The fifth chapter discusses proverbs as expressions of the worldview of New England. This is followed by two chapters on the proverbial prowess of American presidents, to wit the proverbial style in the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and a discussion of Abraham Lincoln's apocryphal proverb «Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream.» The eighth chapter traces the tradition of proverb iconography from medieval woodcuts to Pieter Bruegel the Elder and on to modern caricatures, cartoons, and comic strips. The last two chapters deal with the origin and history of the proverbial expression «to tilt at windmills» as an allusion to Cervantes' Don Quixote and the many proverbial utterances in Mozart's letters. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as socalled monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations.

British Sources of Information

Hayakawa, S.I.and Fletcher,P.J. (eds), Cassell'sModern Guide toSynonyms
andRelated Words,London,Cassell, 1971. Hoad, T.F. ... Long, T.H. and Summers,
D., The Longman Dictionary ofEnglish Idioms, London, Longman, 1979.
Longman ...

British Sources of Information

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135794936

Page: 548

View: 428

This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.

The Cassell Dictionary and Thesaurus

It's two books in one, with over 200,000 entries -- and that saves time and trouble! This combination of dictionary and thesaurus brings you right to the word you need.

The Cassell Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: E. M. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304350049

Page: 1277

View: 525

It's two books in one, with over 200,000 entries -- and that saves time and trouble! This combination of dictionary and thesaurus brings you right to the word you need. Because the synonyms are linked to definitions, it's less likely you'll choose one that doesn't convey exactly the right meaning. Of course, it also does everything you'd expect a regular dictionary to do -- detail grammar, highlight slang, suggest antonyms, and give pronunciation guidelines.

Tourism Culture Communication

The Cassell dictionary of clichés . London : Cassell . Riley , R. ( 1994 ) . Movie -
induced tourism . In A. Seaton et al . ( Eds . ) , Tourism : The state of the art ( pp .
453-458 ) . Chichester : Wiley . Rogers , J. ( 1985 ) . The dictionary of clichés .

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Library Journal

The index is helpful in locating entries for expressions subsumed under similar
sayings , and cross references are found in the text as well . While several
resources on clichés are currently available ( e.g. , Nigel Rees's Cassell's
Dictionary of ...

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Holy Bingo the Lingo of Eden Jumpin Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

A Dictionary of the Names, Expressions and Folklore of Christianity Les Harding.
Bibliography. 222. Cresswell, Julia. The Penguin Dictionary of Clichés.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000. ... Rev. ed. London: Cassell, ¡967. Briggs,
Katherine.

Holy Bingo  the Lingo of Eden  Jumpin   Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

Author: Les Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476608385

Page: 236

View: 572

Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson’s hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron’s beard (a popular name for Saint John’s wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.