There’s one benefit about being in this community of book lovers and writers – when I get stumped by a language question, I know where to turn!
I need to know what a phrase like “figment of the imagination” is called.
It’s not a cliché, I know, but is there a word(s) that describes such a phrase?
And, for all you book lovers out there, would anyone know if there’s a book out there that collects all these kinds of phrases, a compendium of sorts?
Update: Thanks to comments so far and Twitter, I think I might be looking for collections of idioms, colloquialisms or figures of speech. Your suggestions on any good books that are collections of any of these would be very much appreciated!