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Questions about the origins or meanings of words and phrases are among the most frequently asked in many libraries, and often those words and phrases are clichés. The latest edition of this helpful guide explains some 4,000 stock phrases, annoying expressions, and overworked words. Entries are arranged alphabetically, and numerous cross-references and a comprehensive index offer additional points of access. Because language is fluid, and terms and expressions flow in and out of common usage, a number of entries from previous editions have been dropped to make room for the addition of contemporary expressions (e.g., Carbon footprint, Not so much, Bling). As with other word books, like quotation dictionaries, the earlier editions should be retained for maximum coverage. This is an excellent choice for reference collections of any size. --Carolyn Mulac --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.