(entered for 01.28.06)
Meaning: good from beginning to end. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: as good when you cut the cake as it is when you serve the last piece
Rewrite 2: delicious with every crumb
Rewrite 3: good till it’s gone (or done)
Rewrite 4: well done to the final outcome
Comment: The first two rewrites are more about food, although they can serve as metaphors for other things. The last two are more general and could reference work or objects besides food.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Pajamas Media: “Tired clichés, weak reporting, poor conclusions.”
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