Tuesday, November 29, 2011

cliché: king's ransom, a

Meaning: a lot of money (example)

Rewrite 1: a royal dowry
Rewrite 2: a CEO's buyout
Rewrite 3: a whistleblower's hush fund
Rewrite 4: a lobbyist's expense account
Rewrite 5: a child's nap bribe

Comment: This idiom originated with ulterior motives, so I tried to stay with that theme in rewriting it, even if playfully so.

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