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For the purpose of this work the author seems to apply the traditional definition of idiomatic set phrases as "conventionalized complex expressions" (Everaert et al.
He defined it as a person "whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature" and added another dimension: "Philistinism implies not only a collection of stock ideas but also the use of set phrases, cliches, banalities expressed in faded words," he wrote in his essay, "Philistines and Philistinism.