Wednesday, January 16, 2013

cliché: any port in a storm

Meaning: help accepted from any source (definition).

Example: Another night with the in-laws beats an overnight at the airport - any port in a storm! (Examples.)

Origins: Sea travel when any port, even those normally not sought out, would offer safety from storms or battles. (Source.)

  • any harbor in a gale
  • any shelter in a blizzard
  • any inside when the outside gets wild
  • anywhere the weather can’t get to me

Discussion: Although I kept these rewrites to weather, there are plenty of opportunities to recast for other  situations when safety is sought. How might you rewrite for them? 

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