Catch Phrases, Cliches and Idioms
A Dictionary of Familiar ExpressionsBook - 1990
Catch phrases such as shop till you drop, cliches like life begins at forty and idioms such as talk the hind leg off a donkey have long enriched the English language in both spoken and written form. Here is a collection of over 20,000 familiar expressions. To the casual reader or the general browser, this book will inform and entertain. To writers it is a treasure trove of idea-starters that will make for more imaginative creative writing.Each phrase is cross-referenced by key word. Thus raining cats and dogs, for example, appears under cat, dog and rain. In most cases, various forms of the word are listed under the root word. So under run you will find not only sayings that include the word run, but those that include running, runneth, runner and run-around.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1990
Branch Call Number: REF 423.1
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 24 cm