Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cliché: get cleaned out

Meaning: to lose everything, especially financially. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: have a
financial enema
Rewrite 2: fed my cash to the trash
Rewrite 3: my wallet’s been turned inside out
Rewrite 4: lost everything but my mind

Comment: As
pedestrian as this cliché is, almost anything else will seem creative, which is where you want to go with this rewrite.

More reading about clichés
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googled “clichés”:
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