Avoid Them Like the Plague
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From ‘affluent society’ to ‘zero-sum game’, Nigel Fountain lays bare the origins, meanings and misuse of around 150 familiar phrases. Whether explaining the scientific basis of 'pushing the envelope' or the business credentials of 'bottom line', the book offers cogent arguments for cleaning up our vocabulary and simply abandoning some of the worst offenders. Previously in Postscript as Cliches.