Meaning: go all goo-goo over something. Mentions and use examples.
Rewrite 1: danceiv2a around like doing a pirouette in free-fall3
Rewrite 2: do cartwheels on a tightrope
Rewrite 3: frolicvi like a frog on caffeine
Rewrite 4: make like Goofy in love
Comment: Just think about your friends on their first date and how strangely they acted. In using “Goofy” in rewrite 4, I wanted to impart a vision of the Disney character who acts, well, goofy, even more so when he’s in love.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• A fist full of Euros: National Clichés:”…how many of these national touchstones I’ve been completely ignorant about…”