This volume contains 3000 examples of phrases old and new written and spoken in English. The entries span the centuries, from the wit and wisdom of the classics and common Latin phrases to the latest in media phraseology and current catchphrases, from "carpe diem" to "hasta la vista baby!", from "concordia parvae res crescunt" to "yabba-dabba-do!" The book is cross-referenced throughout.
Nigel Rees is the author of the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Popular Phrases" and the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Phrase and Allusion".