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While dictionaries define cliches as trite phrases or expressions that convey popular or common ideas
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Drawing from a wide variety of sources, including the Bible, Shakespeare, and other works of literature, The Facts On File Dictionary of Cliches explains the meanings, origins, and uses of more than 3,500 cliches and common phrases, from "beware of Greeks bearing gifts" to "sink or swim."