Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cliché: not for all the tea in China

Meaning: not for all you could get of something that is in abundance
Rewrite 1: not for all the coffee in
Rewrite 2: not for all the burkas in Iran
Rewrite 3: not for all the apples in the orchard
Rewrite 4: not for all the steps in the Sears Tower

Comment: There are lots of choices for comparison here. Just think of something of which there is an abundance and you pretty much have a rewrite.

More reading about clichés

What I found when I googled “clichés”
  • This has little to do with clichés in the context in which I use them, but it is kind of fun. Read Shoot the Cliché by jheather.

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