Friday, April 14, 2006

Cliché: lay my cards on the table

Meaning: expose all my strengths and weaknesses. Meaning.
Rewrite 1: show you my
cash drawer
Rewrite 2: open my books to the public
Rewrite 3: publish my
programming code
Rewrite 4: open my medical records

Comment1: Think of secrets you wouldn’t normally show others but that would be meaningful to show to get something in exchange.

Comment2: My thanks to Doug for pointing out an embarrassing spelling error in rewrite 2, which I have corrected.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Magnetic Poetry Clichés: “… the Magnetic Poetry Mixed-Up Clichés kit brings conversational shortcuts into the spotlight, celebrating the world of worn out words.”

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.


Anonymous said...

"open my books to the pubic"

meaning: Unknown
rewrite: "open my books to the PUBLIC"

lol, nice site! :P

Booksville Bookclub said...

Yikes!! Thanks for pointing out the error, Doug. Color me embarrassed.