Monday, April 10, 2006

Cliché: out of gas

(entered for 4.09.06)

Meaning: run out of fuel or energy.
Rewrite 1: gas gauge is on “E”
Rewrite 2: ran out of
Rewrite 3: fire is running on ashes
Rewrite 4: no kindling to fuel the fire

Comment: Rewrite 2 and 3 are plays on the “running on fumes” cliché.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Refuting The Top Ten Most Annoying Anti-War Clichés. From “Right Wing News.”

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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