Roget's Thesaurus of Phrases

Roget's Thesaurus of Phrases

by Barbara Kipfer
     
 

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When writers need a synonym for a word, they look in a thesaurus. But what if they need a synonym for a phrase, such as "flower arrangement" or "budget deficit" or "sports arena" or "crowning achievement"? Well, now there's a reference that gives them that information as well! This one-of-a-kind reference offers 10,000 multi-word entries and multi-word synonyms to

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When writers need a synonym for a word, they look in a thesaurus. But what if they need a synonym for a phrase, such as "flower arrangement" or "budget deficit" or "sports arena" or "crowning achievement"? Well, now there's a reference that gives them that information as well! This one-of-a-kind reference offers 10,000 multi-word entries and multi-word synonyms to help writers and students avoid repetitions and cliches and make their writing more precise. It can also be used for Internet searches, in which a key phrase may not pull all the desired information. Synonymous phrases help the searcher find more information with less effort. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of numerous reference books, including The Order of Things, The Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and many more dictionaries, thesauri, and style manuals. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter and lives in Ivoryton, Connecticut.
* Includes more than 10,000 multi-word entries organized alphabetically in a traditional thesaurus format
* Many entries also feature lists of examples C and W : country and western, country music, country western, country-and-western, hillbilly music, old-time country rock, western swing c'est la vie : it's in the cards, oh well, que sera sera, such is life, that's how the cookie crumbles, that's life, that's reality, what will be will be cabin class : coach, second class cabin cruiser : cruiser, outboard cruiser, pleasure boat, pleasure craft, power cruiser, sedan cruiser cabin fever : claustrophobia, climbing the walls, restlessness, SAD, seasonal affective disorder, temporary insanity, winter blues cabinet minister : cabinet member, ministerof state, undersecretary cable car : grip car, streetcar, tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley bus, trolley car cable television : cable, cable system, cable TV, cablevision, community antenna television, pay television, subscription television Caesarean section : abdominal delivery, C-section, caesarean, caesarian, cesarean, Cesarean section, surgical birth, surgical delivery cafeteria plan : flexible benefit plan café society : beau monde, beautiful people, cream of society, elite, fashionable society, glitterati, haut monde, high society, in-crowd, jet set, right people, smart set, societe cake rack : cooling rack, wire rack cake server : cake knife, pie server cakes and ale : all the comforts of home, amenities, conveniences, egg in one's beer, good things of life, material pleasures, worldly pleasures calcium blocker : calcium channel blocker calendar year : annual accounting period, civil year, CY, fiscal year, twelve-month period call box : coin telephone, pay phone, pay station, phone booth, public telephone, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk call girl : B-girl, harlot, hooker, hustler, lady of the evening, prostitute, scarlet woman, streetwalker, whore, working girl call into question : bring into question, cast doubt on, dispute, raise a question, raise doubt call letters : call sign call number : call mark, pressmark call one's bluff : accept a challenge, take a dare, take one up on call sign : call letters call the shots : be in charge, be in the driver's seat, be in the saddle, call the tune, lay down the law, make the rules call to account : blame, hold accountable, hold answerable, hold responsible call to arms : bid to combat, gauntlet, glove, invitation to combat, mobilize, open hostilities, rally, take up arms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898799996
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.23(d)

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