The Cassell dictionary of clich s

The Cassell dictionary of clich  s

Contains nearly 1000 cliches, including their possible origins and usage.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 0304349623

Category: Clichés

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.
Categories: Clichés

English Expressions

English Expressions

Phrases and Sayings. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. – Cassell Dictionary of Clichés. London: Cassell, 1996. – Cassell Companion to Quotationst London: Cassell, 1997. – A Word in Your Shell-like. 6000 Curious & Everyday Phrases Explained.

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159620237

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Redensarten und Vergleiche sind im Englischen sehr verbreitet, sie zu beherrschen ist für die Lernenden einer Fremdsprache wichtig. In dieser Sammlung werden über 1000 Beispiele präsentiert und kommentiert – von »to be alive and kicking« bis »to work like a dog«. • Redensarten verstehen und anwenden lernen • Alphabetisch angeordnet für schnelles, gezieltes Nachschlagen • Mit Worterklärungen für ein besseres Grundverständnis der englischen Wendungen Niveau B1–C1 (GER)
Categories: Fiction

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Cassell s Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304362255

Category: Reference

Page: 274

View: 290

For those keen to understand where sayings and words came from, this dictionary is an ideal reference work. It gives over 1200 examples of sayings and words from all over the Anglophone world as well as their derivation.
Categories: Reference

Cartoon Illustrated Metaphors

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 Fergusson ...

Author: Kaiman Lee

Publisher: Environmental Design & Research Ctr

ISBN: 0915250438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Cassell Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Have any idea where the word "nerd" came from, or "twerp"?

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0304349658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 123

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Around the World in 80 Cliches

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: Galahad Books, 1993. Rees, Nigel. The Cassell Dictionary of Word and ...

Author: Laura Lee

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9781577151524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 810

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!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cassell s English Dictionary

Cassell s English Dictionary

Author: John A. Williams (A.M.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:174078710

Category: English language

Page: 1100

View: 527

Categories: English language

The Shock of the Same

The Shock of the Same

An Anti-Philosophy of Clichés Tom Grimwood. Pound, Ezra. ... The Joy of Clichés: A Complete User's Guide. London: Futura Publications, 1985. ———. Cassell Dictionary of Clichés. London: Cassell, 1996. Rehak, Bob.

Author: Tom Grimwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786614018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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This book is the first examination of the cliché as a philosophical concept. Challenging the idea that clichés are lazy or spurious opposites to genuine thinking, it instead locates them as a dynamic and contestable boundary between ‘thought’ and ‘non-thought’.
Categories: Philosophy

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

Cassell s Dictionary of Catchphrases

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 0304366854

Category: Reference

Page: 269

View: 922

A revised, updated and expanded edition of Cassell's guide to some 1200 popular catchphrases.
Categories: Reference