The Best Thing since Sliced Bread: Cliches - What They Mean and Where They Came From by Nigel Fountain, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Cliches: What they Mean and Where they Came From

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Cliches: What they Mean and Where they Came From

by Nigel Fountain
     
 

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Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people’s everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved

Overview

Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people’s everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved over time, and their prominence in today’s society.  Inside you’ll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...  

·        “Thinking outside the box”

·        “All hands on deck”

·        “My way or the highway”

·        “To be perfectly honest”

·        Technical terms, like “collateral damage” and “pushing the envelope”

·        And many others!

 

            You’ll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606525555
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Patrick Scrivenor has been a writer and editor of many years, and also works as a gamekeeper in Kent. His books include, Egg on Your Interface: A Dictionary of Modern Nonsense (1989), and he was a writer and researcher on Purnell’s History of the Second World War.

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