Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cliché: back from the dead

Meaning: sleepy or way "out of it"
Rewrite 1:
outa7 like the dead
Rewrite 2: still
cold10 from the grave
Rewrite 3: walking like he’s wandering from the
Rewrite 4: missed the right turn to heaven

Comment: Usually used to describe someone who is “dead tired” or who walks around in a zombie-like state.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Words and Wordplay from Yahoo! UK & Ireland: “Phrases to say (to yourself or to others) in times of trouble.”

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Anonymous said...

Actually, "back from the dead" means someone who returned after being away a long time.

wordsworth said...

Actually ... both could be considered correct interpretations or uses of the phrase, although I did a quick check on the Internet and couldn't find any references to your usage. Most references were to the sense of someone coming back to life after having died, a more literal use of the words. Usage could be colloquial or familial, being more familiar in certain parts of the country than others.