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Dial-A-Cliche

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Please post your favorite rewritten cliche below . . .

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Author: djen

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23 thoughts on “Dial-A-Cliche

  1. Danielle:

    I keep drawing a blank.
    I keep thinking of every word, but the one I want to use.

  2. Antionette
    I was an innocent bystander while my friend shoved several store items into her purse.
    I did my best to ignore the fact that my friend was shoving several store items into her purse.

  3. Drew:

    With the way he lives his life, he seems to be going nowhere fast.

    He has no job, parties too much, and generally just seems to be wasting his life way.

  4. T1: When the girl went streaking, the male on-looker screamed bloody murder at the uber-frightful sight.
    When the girl went streaking, the male on-looker’s vocal chords exploded at the uber-frightful sight.

  5. Trenikia:

    Today, Ashley told James and Jessica to shut up and nip it in the bud.
    Today, Ashley told James and Jessica the countless arguments had to stop.

  6. DINOCRUSHER:

    The boys were green with envy over Jake’s peepee size.
    The boys wanted their peepees to be as huge as Jake’s.

  7. Anney:

    I opened Pandora’s box by talking back to my biology teacher.
    I was yelled at when I talked back to my biology teacher.

  8. Baltimore:

    After watching the game I was champing at the bit to get back on the field.
    After watching the game I was anxious to play one more time.

  9. Joe:

    The lawyer was making a killing from his clients.
    The lawyer was making a lot of money from his clients.

  10. Courtney:

    My friends and I can’t wait to get our show on the road.
    My friends and I can’t wait to graduate college, buy one way tickets to Europe, accumulate more submissives, buy boats and become river gypsies.

  11. Ella:

    Today, I heard a wise woman say that to give love is the most precious gift of all; I took the wisdom in as food for thought.
    Today, I heard a wise woman say that to give love is the most precious gift of all; I took the wisdom in as a mantra for positive contemplation.

  12. Cassie:

    Rachel remained cool as a cucumber at the interview.
    Rachel remained calm at the interview.

  13. Allison:

    She fell with a sickening thud.
    The sound of her head cracking against the floor reverberated against the walls.

  14. Noelle:

    Dad locked his keys in the house and had to use brute force to retrieve them.
    Dad locked his keys in the house and had to break the door down to get them.

  15. Abby:

    “These weeds stick out like a sore thumb,” said my exasperated mother.
    “These weeds are unsightly and are not wanted,” said my mother.

  16. Justin:

    Wayne couldn’t see the forest for the trees as his words fell on deaf ears.
    I listened with only an intense desire to interject as Wayne rambled tirelessly about every issue but the real one.

  17. Kenneth:

    My mother wanted me to take the bull by the horns.

    My mother wanted me to face the challenge with courage and strength.

  18. JK:

    At the club meeting, we realized we were going nowhere fast in trying to reach a general consensus.
    At the club meeting, we realized that we were not going to be able to agree on a missions statement, as both sides of the argument had valid points.

  19. Taylor:

    Marty asked us to touch base before the staff meeting.
    Marty asked us to go over our material for the presentation before the staff meeting.

  20. Heather:

    Travis and I agree to disagree when it comes to our favorite NFL teams.
    I disagree with Travis when it comes to our favorite NFL teams.

  21. Marcus:

    As a student at Tusculum, my days are numbered.
    I have three semesters left as a student at Tusculum.

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