Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cliche: keep your hair on

Meaning: be calm, don't over-react (example)

Rewrite 1: keep your wig on
Rewrite 2: keep your curls on
Rewrite 3: keep your fringe covered
Rewrite 4: keep your calm on
Rewrite 5: keep your cool on
Rewrite 6: don't lose your wig to your worries

Comment: Although this rewrite focuses more on hair and hair substitutes, there are surely more ways to rewrite this cliche. How else might you you say it conveying the same sense?

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Anonymous said...

don't get your knickers in a twist!

Booksville Bookclub said...

Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. Your example exists as an idiom, chiefly Australian, and is very close to "don't get your panties in a knot."