Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cliché: between a rock and a hard place

Meaning: between difficult choices or hard decisions (example)

Rewrite 1: between a wreck and a run-in
Rewrite 2: between the pool ball and the cue stick
Rewrite 3: between a hammer and a nail head
Rewrite 4: between an excuse and a rationale
Rewrite 5: between a lake and loch

Comment: At the end, I took this from being about being caught between difficult situations to looking at situations that are called something different but are really very much alike. That covers some slight perversions of the use of the idiom.

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