Sunday, February 26, 2006

Cliché: a drop in the bucket

Meaning: a very tiny part of the whole. Mentions and uses.
Rewrite 1: a cherry in the orchard
Rewrite 2: a leaf in the forest
Rewrite 3: a straw in the
bale
Rewrite 4: a droplet in the ocean

Comment: Scale is the important issue here. We’re not talking just a cherry in the pie, but one in the whole orchard. It might as well be a star in the galaxy.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Macsimum News: “’Supercross’ runs on clichés.”

Note: By providing links to other websites I am only showing you what is out there about clichés – I am not endorsing any content or opinion expressed there.

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.

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