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Avoid Them Like the Plague : A Book of Clichés (Paperback) (Nigel Fountain)
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Let’s cut to the chase: clichés are a familiar part of the English language, but to be honest, many have been so over-used that they have become trite, meaningless, and rather irritating. With this informative and humorous book, you are in a safe pair of hands as you learn about the origins and meanings of some of the most hackneyed phrases still used today. Avoid Them Like the Plague will keep you up to speed with clichés in their many forms—once useful but now overworked catchphrases ("move the goal posts"), worn-out sayings ("all hands on deck"), pointless phrases used to conceal a weak argument ("to be perfectly honest"), technical terms used out of context ("collateral damage"), and many others.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Nigel Fountain
Street Date: October 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-4044
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