A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day


A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has 'caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1993