Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Cliché: cooking with gas now

Meaning: moving ahead with all due speed. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: cooking with
copper now
Rewrite 2: tapped into
propane now
Rewrite 3: plugged into
current* now
Rewrite 4: we’ve gone
nucleara3 so watch us move now
*scroll down to “current”

Comment: There are lots of different ways to say we’ve turbocharged our efforts and we’re making exceptional progress.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Wine marketing clichés we can do without: MercuryNews.com, “a sampling of the most popular cliches and what the sad realities are.”

Check out the new
alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.

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