It's Been Said Before

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While most people agree that cliches are to be avoided, there is no general agreement on what is and what is not a cliche. For the lexicographer Orin Hargraves they are 'the sterile offspring of a mind that is not engaged in creativity', and by analysing hundreds of examples he presents a thorough guide to identifying tired, overused phrases that prompts us to examine how we express our ideas and to construct our speech and writing thoughtfully.

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It's Been Said Before

It's Been Said Before

A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

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9780199315734     Product Code: 225339

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While most people agree that cliches are to be avoided, there is no general agreement on what is and what is not a cliche. For the lexicographer Orin Hargraves they are 'the sterile offspring of a mind that is not engaged in creativity', and by analysing hundreds of examples he presents a thorough guide to identifying tired, overused phrases that prompts us to examine how we express our ideas and to construct our speech and writing thoughtfully.

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