Friday, April 07, 2006

Cliché: hunker down

(entered for 04.07.06)

Meaning: to lower into a defensive posture . Meanings and translations.
Rewrite 1:
squat and shiver in fear
Rewrite 2: roll up into a ball and hope no one notices
Rewrite 3:
cower in a corner
Rewrite 4: let the wall cover your back and the floor cover your

Comment: Important in this cliché is the “defensive” element, although a case could be made for melting in fear.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Cricinfo: Reversing the Clichés: “This was a very good day for England and a rotten one for some threadbare cricketing clichés” (article about cricket).

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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