Friday, September 30, 2005

Cliché: turn over a new leaf

(Submitted a day early for Sat., Oct. 1, 2005)

Meaning: start new
Rewrite 1: start with a fresh set of (whatever fits: clothes, rules, numbers)
Rewrite 2: start with a clean sheet of paper
Rewrite 3: bail the dirty water and start fresh
Rewrite 4: cover the old color and start with new paint

Comment: Be careful with this one. It was a little harder cliché to rewrite. You want to imply a new start, not just a new set of things – with whatever you’re dealing at the time.

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