Journals Higher Education

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248 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199315734


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It's Been Said Before

A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

Orin Hargraves

  • Examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them
  • Contains new statistics about the use of clichés in modern English
  • Analyzes clichés in terms of their intended function and purpose
  • Takes examples of actual usage from the Oxford English Corpus
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