How to Replace Worn-Out Words
Cliches and worn-out words can deaden copy right where it needs to be its liveliest.
To find alternatives to expressions you should "avoid like the plague," pick up the "Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words and Phrases" by Robert Hartwell Fiske.
The book was published by Writer’s Digest Book, but is now out of print. However, you can get it from Amazon.com in their "New and Used" offerings at bargain prices. Just go to Amazon.com and type the name of the book into the search window.