Avoid Them Like the Plague


Let's cut to the chase: cliches 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 cliches 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 read more

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ISBN:

9781782434283

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$14.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nigel Fountain