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It's Been Said Before

A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés

Orin Hargraves

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'. 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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  • Publisher: Oxford UP
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 242pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9780199315734
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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