Dictionary of Clichés kindle ´ Mass Market Paperback

James T. Rogers ô Dictionary of Clichés doc

Dictionary of Clichés kindle ´ Mass Market Paperback È In a nutshell here's a terrific A TO Z listing of the meanings and origins of over 2000 common or particularly interesting cliches for everyone who delights in the pleasure of words The best kind of reference book one that amuses as it instructs I fell for it hook line aTicularly interesting cliches for everyone who delights in the pleasure of words The best kind of ref This is a great book on cliches and rather than just defining what one means the author normally dedicates about a paragraph for the root explanation of how it came to beMy only complaint is that I wish were covered and also an updated version is needed as there is a lot of conflict online about the originsHere's an example of a cliche listed in the bookThree Sheets to in the wind Drunk In a sailing vessel a sheet is a rope that controls a sail; if it is allowed to go slack it is said to be in the wind and as a result the sail is ineffective If several sheets are in the wind the ship goes erratically like a drunkard Pierce Egan offered the metaphorical meaning in Real Life in London 1821 Old Wax and Bristle is about three sheets in the wind

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kindle Dictionary of Clichés

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