Sunday, February 19, 2006

Cliché: raking in the money (or dough)

Meaning: making money fast. Use examples: money; dough.
Rewrite 1:
raking in the riches
Rewrite 2: haulingvi2 in the cash
Rewrite 3:
trucking in the dough
Rewrite 4: making money by the
bulldozern1 load
Rewrite 5: picking cash from the trees

Comment: Think big volumes and easy transport. Rewrite 5 is a play on the cliché “Money doesn’t grow on trees” – this says, “Sometimes it seems to, and I’m grabbing it as fast as I can.”

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
August 12, 2001: “…Wordmaster – the language of clichés.”
Note: By providing links to other websites I am only showing you what is out there about clichés – I am not endorsing any content or opinion expressed there.

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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