Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Cliché: time on your (or my) hands

(entered for 03.29.06)

Meaning: extra time is available. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: minutes are running slow
Rewrite 2: all that time yet, with not much to do
Rewrite 3: the train’s on time but the clock is slow
Rewrite 4: time
advances slowly, but my progress does not

Comment: Let’s advance the clock and get beyond this one.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Poynter Online – from “Special” to Substantial: Avoiding clichés as you write about people with disabilities.”

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 searchable
alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.

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