The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Clichés : What They Mean and Where They Came From

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam
Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people’s everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved over time, and their prominence in today’s society. Inside you’ll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...
· “Thinking outside the box”
· “All hands on deck”
· “My way or the highway”
· “To be perfectly honest”
· Technical terms, like “collateral damage” and “pushing the envelope”
· And many others!
You’ll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!

Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people’s everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved over time, and their prominence in today’s society.  Inside you’ll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...  
·        “Thinking outside the box”
·        “All hands on deck”
·        “My way or the highway”
·        “To be perfectly honest”
·        Technical terms, like “collateral damage” and “pushing the envelope”
·        And many others!
 
            You’ll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!


Baker & Taylor
From such clichés as "thinking outside the box," "to be perfectly honest" and "all hands on deck," this entertaining volume explores a vast array of common expressions in their many forms, revealing where they came from, what they mean, how they evolved over time and their impact on society today. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Explores an array of common expressions in their many forms, revealing where they came from, what they mean, how they evolved over time, and their impact on society.

Simon and Schuster
This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved over time, and their prominence in today’s society.

Clichés, those trite little phrases that often get a point across quickly and efficiently, have become such a familiar part of the English language and people’s everyday speech. This entertaining book takes an in-depth look at hundreds of these common expressions in their many forms—where they came from, what they mean, how they’ve evolved over time, and their prominence in today’s society.  Inside you’ll discover hundreds explored and explained, such as...  

·        “Thinking outside the box”

·        “All hands on deck”

·        “My way or the highway”

·        “To be perfectly honest”

·        Technical terms, like “collateral damage” and “pushing the envelope”

·        And many others!

 

            You’ll quickly discover why this fun little compendium is truly the best thing since sliced bread!

Publisher: New York : The Reader's Digest Assoc., c2012
ISBN: 9781606525678
1606525670
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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