Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Cliché: until the cows come home

Meaning: waiting for something to take its own sweet time
Rewrite 1: until the leaves fall from the trees
Rewrite 2: until it’s covered in
bureaucratic red tape
Rewrite 3: until the spots fall off a Dalmatian
Rewrite 4: after the paint dries and the bumpers rust
Comment: None. There are lots of things that take their own sweet time from which to choose.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Phrases with Origins: “Clichés, phrases, one liners, sayings, similies, adages…”

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