Meaning: stay alert or you’ll loose your edge. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: fall sleep, miss the joke
Rewrite 2: doze at the wheel, miss the curven2
Rewrite 3: look away, lose your way
Rewrite 4: close your lids, lose your kids
Comment: Since this is a metaphor, we can consider other ways of “snoozing,” like becoming distracted, resting your eyes, looking away, and so on.
More reading about clichés
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• Fly Fishing Clichés: “Things to say and know to be a fly fisherman!”
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