Monday, June 14, 2010

Cliché: give my right arm

Meaning: trade something very valuable for something else (example 1, example 2)

Rewrite 1: give my right hand
Rewrite 2: sell my right eye
Rewrite 3: barter the right side of my brain
Rewrite 4: trade my first-born child
Rewrite 5: give my winning lottery ticket
Rewrite 6: deal now and I'll double the offer - both my right and left arms

Comment: This presupposes someone favors their right side of anything - you can easily change these to the left if you're left handed or left sided.

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