Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cliché: hard to swallow

Meaning: hard to believe or accept (example)

Rewrite 1: hard to chew
Rewrite 2: difficult load to lift
Rewrite 3: cumbersome package to carry
Rewrite 4: hard to hoe
Rewrite 5: rocky bit of earth to dig

Comment: There are actually a lot of interesting ways to recast this idiom, depending on the situation. I'll bet you can find even more inventive ways to reword this bitter spoonful of medicine.

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