Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cliché: hit the nail on the head

Meaning: to be exact (example)

Rewrite 1: hit the thumb on the nail
Rewrite 2: slotted the screw square
Rewrite 3: fed the thread through the needle, first try
Rewrite 4: pinned the tail on the donkey square on the ass
Rewrite 5: walked a line so fine even a tailor couldn't stitch cleaner

Comment: This one was a challenge, thinking of other ways to express manual exactitude. What did I miss?

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