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 Penguin Dictionary of Clich s

The Penguin Dictionary of Clich  s

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

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Page: 296

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This dictionary investigates the wide range of cliches throughout the history of the English language. With over 1500 sourced cliches listed, both ancient an modern, this work looks at the more informal side of the English language.

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

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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

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"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.

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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Choice

For cliches distinctly British, consider Nigel Rees's Cassell Dictionary of Cliches (
1996 ). For concise definitions and illustrations of American cliches, Arthur H.
Bell's A Pocket Guide to Clichts ( 1999) is useful, although it has neither index nor
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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

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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

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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.

Library Journal

clichés are currently available ( e.g. , Nigel the most diverse marine habitat , p .
90 Lichens of North America . Rees's Cassell's Dictionary of Clichés , L Yale Univ
. 2001. 795p . permanent paper . 5/15/97 ) , this one stands apart for the large ...

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Public Library Catalog

03 Maggio , R . The dictionary of bias - free usage 428 Makkai , A . A dictionary of
American idioms 427 Metaphors dictionary ... 88 Rees , N . Cassell dictionary of
clichés Usage The AMA style guide for business writing 808 Buckley , W . F ...

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The Writers directory 2005

... Cassell Dictionary of Catchphrases, 1995; Guinness Dictionary of Jokes, 1995;
Phrases & Sayings, 1995; Cassell Dictionary of Cliches, 1996; Cassell Dictionary
of Word and Phrase Origins, 1996; Collins Dictionary of Slogans, 1997; Cassel ...

The Writers directory 2005

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781558625280

Page: 2164

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The Writers Directory

... Guinness Dictionary of Jokes , 1995 ; Phrases & Sayings , 1995 ; Cassell
Dictionary of Cliches , 1996 ; Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins ,
1996 ; Collins Dictionary of Slogans , 1997 ; Cassel Companion to Quotations ,
1997 ...

The Writers Directory

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

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ISBN: 9781558625266

Page: 1094

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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

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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.

The Folklore Historian

John A . Simpson , The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs ( Oxford : Oxford
University Press , 1982 ) , p . 34 . 86 . Neil Ewart , Cassell Everyday Phrases :
Their Origins and Meanings ( London : Cassell , 1983 ) , pp . 3637 . 87 . Rosalind
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The Folklore Historian

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Lexicography and Terminology

The earliest written reference to English rhyming slang and its examples were
found in The Slang Dictionary by John ... Chambers Twentieth - Century
Dictionary , Roget ' s Thesaurus , Cassell ' s Concise Dictionary , Dictionary of
Clichés .

Lexicography and Terminology

Author: Olga Karpova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

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Page: 192

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The present book contains a collection of works devoted to current trends in theoretical and practical lexicography, terminology and terminography. All papers are divided into two main sections. Part I: Lexicography deals with analysis of historical and typological problems in lexicography with special reference to English, Italian, Russian and Southern African dictionaries for general- and special- purposes. The main focus is given to the description of principles in lexicographic presentation of non-equivalent lexics, rhyming slang, idioms, clichs and gender nominations of people in bilingual and monolingual dictionaries. Part II: Terminology and Terminography is devoted to description of the current tendencies observed in terminology and terminography studies with special reference to modern European languages such as English, Russian, Norwegian, etc. Terms of different special domains are viewed from the angle of the latest achievements of modern science, cognitive linguistics in particular. It reveals specific features of terminological word-combinations, terms in colloquial use, peculiarities of terms belonging to newly formed Languages for Special purposes, typical features of recently appeared LSPs and presentations of new dictionaries projects of different subject areas. This part reveals international nature of current tendencies in terminology studies and shows the national ways of their functioning and presentation in special dictionaries.