Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cliché: right up your alley

Meaning: suits your taste or abilities. Origins.
Rewrite 1: right down your
Rewrite 2: knocking at your
Rewrite 3: a page out of your book
Rewrite 4: fits you like a

Comment: Nothing very spectacular here. The main thing is to think of ways to say it fits you like no other or few others. In rewrite 4, I wanted to convey the sense of a piece of clothing tailored to fit you, unique to you.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Film Clichés: “Cars that crash will almost always burst into film…”

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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