(entered for 03.29.06)
Meaning: extra time is available. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: minutes are running slow
Rewrite 2: all that time yet, with not much to do
Rewrite 3: the train’s on time but the clock is slow
Rewrite 4: time advances slowly, but my progress does not
Comment: Let’s advance the clock and get beyond this one.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Poynter Online – from “Special” to Substantial: Avoiding clichés as you write about people with disabilities.”
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 searchable alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.