CLICHÉS TO ELIMINATE FROM YOUR VOCABULARY
Good speakers and good communicators use clever and uncommon saying and phrases in their dialogue.
Poor communicators litter their communication with clichés.
And, the sad part is:
Most People Don't Even Know
The True Meaning Or Origin Of The Clichés The Use!
I'm sure you've heard the cliché "Go the whole nine yards". Nowadays that particular phrase is taken to mean "try your very best and do everything you can".
That's not what it always meant though.
Machine gunners in the early 1900's used to lay out their bullets in a line nine yards long. If I were to instruct you to "Go The Whole Nine Yards", I would be instructing you to use all your bullets and
Kill As Many People As Possible!
Read this list, discover the true meanings and origins of these overused phrases, and choose to say something else instead.