Friday, April 14, 2006

Cliché: lay my cards on the table

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.

2 comments:

Doug Geiger said...

"open my books to the pubic"

meaning: Unknown
rewrite: "open my books to the PUBLIC"

lol, nice site! :P

wordsworth said...

Yikes!! Thanks for pointing out the error, Doug. Color me embarrassed.