Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cliché: get into hot water

Meaning: get into trouble (example)

Rewrite: gulp hot coffee
Rewrite: dive into boiling water
Rewrite: skinny dip in a scalding pool
Rewrite: ride some white water
Rewrite: cross a river at a deep spot

Comment: There are lots of ways to use water as a metaphor for getting into trouble and I've attempted to use some of them here.

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