Meaning: is it ready? Use examples.
Rewrite 1: is it soufflé yet?
Rewrite 2: is it off the grilln2 yet?
Rewrite 3: can I ring the dinner bell yet?
Rewrite 4: can I call all-hands yet?
Comment: These rewrites skew to asking about meals, but they can also be a general reference to anything else you’re waiting for.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Handling the common Weight Loss and Dieting cliches and insults: “Overweight and obese people looking to cope with criticism and wanting to learn how to handle the glib clichés and discrimination from their critics…”