Thursday, April 27, 2006

Cliché: nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof

Meaning: dancing around nervously
Rewrite 1: nervous as a dog on a short leash
Rewrite 2: nervous as a canary in a cage full of cats
Rewrite 3: teeth chattering like nervous skeletons
Rewrite 4: toes tapping nervously like boys before recess

Comment: Different kinds of nervousness, different ways of showing it.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
JRRShop: Eccentric software ZK rhymes and 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 searchable alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.

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