Saturday, January 14, 2006

Cliché: no skin off my nose

Meaning: it won’t hurt me. Definitions and uses.
Rewrite 1: no skin off my
Rewrite 2: it won’t break any of my bones
Rewrite 3: no knee in the
groin here
Rewrite 4: no burned fingers from this one

Comment: This cliché is often given as a response to a threat or warning, so the rewrite needs to play off as such a response.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
IWJ Journal: Article about website that offers a searchable database of clichés.

Check out the new alphabetical list of all my cliche rewrites available in the archive list at the right.

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