Rewrite 1: not for all the coffee in Colombia
Rewrite 2: not for all the burkas in Iran
Rewrite 3: not for all the apples in the orchard
Rewrite 4: not for all the steps in the Sears Tower
Comment: There are lots of choices for comparison here. Just think of something of which there is an abundance and you pretty much have a rewrite.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”
- This has little to do with clichés in the context in which I use them, but it is kind of fun. Read Shoot the Cliché by jheather.