Monday, February 25, 2013

cliché: back to the drawing board

Meaning: restart from the beginning (definition).

Example: When the project failed, the boss said, “back to the drawing board, team.”

Origins: New Yorker magazine cartoon in 1941. (Source.) 

  • back to the drafting table (sketch book)
  • start over with clean paper
  • fresh doodle-pad, lads
  • lets refresh with a mental reboot
  • sharpen the wits and freshen the creative juices
  • go out the door and come back in like this idea never happened

Discussion: How might we rewrite this to reflect the switch over to generating ideas on computer screens?

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