Meaning: start over
Rewrite 1: start over with a sheet of clean paper
Rewrite 2: begin with a fresh coat of paint
Rewrite 3: rake away the garbage and start over
Rewrite 4: forget the mess and try again
Comment: Let's start with a new set of words and get on with it. There are lots of ways to say it.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Tokyo on one Cliché a Day, by Seth Stevenson, a regular contributor to Slate.com, who spent two months in Tokyo on a media fellowship.