Friday, January 19, 2007

Cliché: as easy as falling off a log

Meaning: little to no effort required
Rewrite 1: as easy as tripping on a crack
Rewrite 2: as simple as crossing a "t" or dotting an "i"
Rewrite 3: as smooth as pushing a ball down a hill
Rewrite 4: as natural as running with the wind

Comment: As usual I tried to vary both the example and the meaning of the root word, in this case “easy.” Additional root words I could have used include graceful, painless, and effortless, although they are more cumbersome.

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Anonymous said...

hopefully your future good health comes as easy as rolling out of bed. congrats and good luck on your recovery.

Booksville Bookclub said...

Thanks kg! So much of the recovery has been getting back to what I enjoyed doing, including attacking cliches. It's very therapeutic.