(entered for 01.23.06)
Meaning: I’m not following your train of thought. Related terms and uses.
Rewrite 1: you left me way back there
Rewrite 2: did I just get off a train running late?
Rewrite 3: you must have arrived way before me, because I don’t get it
Rewrite 4: may I submit a missing-idea report?
Rewrite 5: Could you put my face on a milk carton, because I’m way lost?
Comment: This one provides a hint of sarcasm, which can be run to write.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Thundering Clichés: “By The Fiction Editors of The Thrilling Detective Web Site.”
Check out the new alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right. To search the page using Internet Explorer, just go to “Edit” in the top menu bar, select “Find”, then enter the cliché or a word from it.