Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Cliché: home is where you hang your hat

Meaning: home is where you go at the end of your day. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: home is where you put to rest the
struggles of the day
Rewrite 2: home is where you can
claim* all the things therein
Rewrite 3: your troubles stop at the
doorstep to your home
Rewrite 4: you can “go to the office” but you can “stay at home”
*See under “Idiom”

Comment: This cliché has a
nostalgic feel to it and it most often reflects the special place “home” is in all of our lives. Thus, the rewrites try to pick up on that feel.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Clichés used in Narcotics Anonymous: Phrases from a hard life’s experiences? Push button to retrieve additional phrases.

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