M 2 Dis Board: Cliches ONE PAGE

For this discussion board, you will identify 3 cliches or idioms that you use frequently in your written or oral communication.  A cliche is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.  An example of a cliche is “clear as a bell.”  Many English speakers who were raised in the United States understand this cliche, but it makes no sense when taken literally and could confuse non-native, but fluent English speakers.  

In nearly all cases, cliches should be avoided in business communication.     

For this discussion board you will do the following:

  1.  Identify 3 cliches you use that should always be avoided in business communication.  You may not use “clear as a bell” in your response. 
  1. Rewrite the identified cliches using professional business language.  For example, “clear as a bell” could be rewritten as “The data presented in the report is conclusive.”