Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cliché: he's toast

meaning: facing certain defeat (example - be toast

Rewrite 1: he's month-old biscuit
Rewrite 2: he's burnt bacon
Rewrite 3: he's melted ice
Rewrite 4: he's overdosed on Tobasco
Rewrite 5: he's past his use-by date

Comment: These all relate to food in different states of disaster. What other metaphors might you explore?

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