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The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases (Oxford Paperback Reference) Paperback – 9 Oct 2003

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (9 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198607350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198607359
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.3 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,260,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brings together over 800 well-known catchphrases, including up-to-the-minute examples from Ali G, The Fast Show and Have I Got News For You. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Anna Farkas, an American citizen who has lived in the UK for over 10 years, is an experienced freelance writer and researcher. She researched and prepared the outline for the very first, 1998 edition, of The Hutchinson Almanac and worked as a contributor on The Hutchinson Guide to the World, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Modern Political Biography, and The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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By Downsman on 31 Jan. 2012
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Who said that ? Some catchphrases are used far too often, but it is a useful reminder of television 'personalities' latching on to a phrase that identifies them when they may be, otherwise, forgotten
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