More than 4,000 cliches compiled in one fun, easy-to-use guide. Praise for the previous hardcover edition:"...an excellent resource for word lovers...inherently fascinating and an excellent place to look for old chestnuts galore..." Library Journal"...[thorough]...Recommended..." Booklist The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches, Third Edition is the largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind. Featuring hundreds of new cliches, this updated and expanded edition explains the meanings and origins of more than 4,000 cliches and common expressions. Each entry includes the meaning of the cliche or expression, its origin and early uses, its historical development, and its present-day usage. This fully indexed and cross-referenced resource is essential for students, writers, and anyone seeking the gift of gab.New entries include:-"Don't go there" -"Flavor of the month" -"Ground zero" -"Not so much" -"Show me the money" -"So yesterday" -and more.