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2 THE EVER PRESENT CLICHE Brought to you by Laura Azcoaga 2001

3 WHAT IS A CLICHE? Does this image suggest something to you? Of course it does. It’s a common place symbol for `REMEMBER’. All the images in this presentation suggest some phrase commonly used in English today. Do you know what the second one is? THE MEMORY OF AN ELEPHANT

4 HERE ARE SOME MORE This one is easy... TIME IS MONEY Remember `CABARET’? MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND

5 TWO EASY ONES That’s right! TO SURF THE NET A PIECE OF THE CAKE [meaning the share in some project or event]

6 MONEY, ALWAYS MONEY Of course! TO STRETCH THE MONEY MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES [as everybody knows]

7 MONEY AGAIN! TO TIGHTEN THE BELT [meaning to reduce expenses, like in an Argentine crisis] THE POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW [from Irish folklore, the hoped for reward at the end of the road]

8 HEADS & BRAINS TO LOSE ONE’S HEAD [to get out of control during a crisis] TO BE BIRDBRAINED / HAREBRAINED [to be stupid, foolish or crazy, or all three]

9 NOT MONEY, POWER TO HAVE SOMEONE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND [completely in your power] MY HANDS ARE TIED [there’s nothing I can do]

10 MORE POWER!!! TO HAVE THE WHIP HAND [to be in complete control of a situation] CLIMB THE LADDER OF SUCCESS / TO BE A SOCIAL CLIMBER [you know people like this, I’m sure]

11 ILLUSIONS WHEN PIGS FLY [that is, never ever, my dear] PIE IN THE SKY [something hoped for, but unlikely to happen]

12 LIFESTYLES TO JUGGLE THINGS [the picture is eloquent, I think] TO BE A COACH POTATO [sedentary people, who spend all their time watching TV and eating junk food]

13 PROBLEMS A CAN OF WORMS [a very difficult and disgusting situation] TO BE IN A TIGHT CORNER [in a situation very difficult to get out of]

14 NEVER ENDING PROBLEMS TO BE AT THE END OF THE ROPE [to have no more resources, or alternatives] TO CARRY THE WORLD ON YOUR SHOULDERS [to be overwhelmed with responsibilities]

15 HIDDEN PROBLEMS THE SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET [those things nobody wants to mention] TO SWEEP THE PROBLEMS UNDER THE RUG [to try to hide them]

16 CREATING PROBLEMS TO THROW A WRENCH INTO THE WORKS [to create or provoke a problem] TO TIGHTEN THE SCREW [to make things more difficult or demanding]

17 THOSE SITUATIONS... TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT [to be or become the center of attention] TO BE WEIGHED DOWN [to suffer from an obstacle, to be anxious about something]

18 TARGETS, GOALS TO BE OFF TARGET [to be totally wrong about something] RIGHT ON TARGET [to be right or to succeed]

19 MOTIVATION, CHANCES TO SHOW THE CARROT [to create an attractive inducement] TO HAVE A FOOT IN THE DOOR [to open a chance or opportunity for something]

20 SLOW OR FAST SLOW BUT SURE [wins the race] [like the hare and the turtle of the fable] TO BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS [to live too fast, consume resources at a dangerous speed]

21 YOU’VE MADE THE FRONT PAGE!!! You have learned 36 cliches. Now you can be original.

22 Credits

23 My Class of Fun© Created by Laura Azcoaga © 2001 All rights reserved For information and orders contact me at sinectis.com.ar


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