Sunday, November 20, 2005

Cliché: play the hand you're dealt

Meaning: use what you have or are given. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: play the
cards in your hands
Rewrite 2: play the
dice you’ve rolled
Rewrite 3: play your
position on the gameboard
Rewrite 4: stick with the gifts under your tree

Comment: You might be tempted to stay with game metaphors, but there are plenty of other situations in life where you must use what is at hand, like “use every advantage life deals you.”

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
BusinessBalls: Etymology of Cliches: “free expressions, words, phrases, origins and derivations…”

More reading about cards
• Idioms that use “

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