Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Cliché: in the nick of time

Meaning: just in time (example)

Rewrite 1: in the tick of a tock
Rewrite 2: before the zeroes clicked over
Rewrite 3: before the bell buzzed
Rewrite 4: before a spark becomes a flame
Rewrite 5: before he could hit "send" 

Comment: The last couple of examples are more moments than time, yet I think they equally apply.

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