Recently, I re-read one of my post and discovered the phrase “best laid plans”. I would have preferred a different phrase. Do clichés ever find their way into your writing. How about…..
- Fit as a fiddle
- Tip of the iceberg
- A monkey’s uncle
- The grass is always greener
If any of these phrases have ever “wormed their way into” your writing, than consider trying CLicheCLeaner.
ClichéCleaner is an inexpensive program that highlights passages in your text that are either clichés, overly-used common expressions, or phrases of your own that you have repeatedly used within the same document. ClichéCleaner includes a list of nearly 7000 unique clichés and common expressions that are compared against your text.
ClichéCleaner does not remove your clichés or over-used phrases or alter your document, so it you’re “dead set” on keeping a cliché remember “to each his own”. If your writing needs to be "tightened up", consider trying ClichéCleaner. It's inexpensive and the site offers a free trial of the program. Is there a cliché that you enjoy using in your writing?
Mary Jo Guglielmo is writer and intuitive life strategist.For more information check out www.donorth.biz
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