Meaning: expose all my strengths and weaknesses. Meaning.
Rewrite 1: show you my cash drawer
Rewrite 2: open my books to the public
Rewrite 3: publish my programming code
Rewrite 4: open my medical records
Comment1: Think of secrets you wouldn’t normally show others but that would be meaningful to show to get something in exchange.
Comment2: My thanks to Doug for pointing out an embarrassing spelling error in rewrite 2, which I have corrected.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Magnetic Poetry Clichés: “… the Magnetic Poetry Mixed-Up Clichés kit brings conversational shortcuts into the spotlight, celebrating the world of worn out words.”
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.