Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cliché: knock it out of the park

Meaning: a successful effort. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: hit it beyond the reach of the “
Green Monster
Rewrite 2: knock it into the parking lot
Rewrite 3: over the roof and out of reach
Rewrite 4: hit it out of state
Rewrite 5: hit it to the moon and back

Comment: It’s fairly easy to pick up sports and space analogies, so be careful you don’t drop one cliché to pick up another.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Adholes Posting: The ultimate list of advertising clichés. (May require logging in or registering.)

Check out the new
alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right. To search the page using Internet Explorer, just go to “Edit” in the top menu bar, select “Find”, then enter the cliché or a word from it.

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