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Clichés: Avoid Them Like the Plague!

by Nigel Fountain

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I was not aware of many of these clichés so would not have used them anyway, but the book is quite entertaining to dip into now and then. One that has always irked me is "at the end of the day", and it was quite funny to meet an English man in Switzerland who sprinkled his conversations in French with "en fin de journée", something most puzzling to his entourage. ( )
  overthemoon | Sep 5, 2013 |
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A collection of cliches. It looks at cliches in their many forms, once useful but overworked catch phrases ('move the goal posts'), worn-out sayings ('all hands on deck'), pointless phrases used to conceal a weak argument ('to be perfectly honest'), technical terms used out of context ('collateral damage'), and many others.… (more)

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