Meaning: stick yourself into a place you can easily get out of. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: nailed yourself inside a shipping crate
Rewrite 2: shut yourself up in the trunk2a(2)
Rewrite 3: built yourself into a closet with no door
Rewrite 4: locked yourself up in a safen1
Comment: How many ways can you cause yourself grief? That’s the question.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• The After Party: The Clichés: “…I hate the clichés people throw out.”
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.