Welcome to Cliche Thursday, where we occasionally deconstruct 5 expressions that we’ve all become a little too familiar with and ask you for some of your own least favorites.
It’s been a while since we’ve done this, so let’s jump back into it with some money-related winners.
Here we go…
“Crime doesn’t pay” – If it did, then all these criminals would be able to find gainful employment instead of robbing banks and stealing people’s identities.
Maybe if we find a way to legalize crime so the government can tax it, this world would be a safer place.
“They did it on a shoestring budget” – and frankly we shouldn’t have been surprised. Anyone with the patience to write our their entire budget on a shoelace is more than capable of managing a few thousand dollars.
“He’s got the skills to pay the bills” – But really, with Automatic Bill Pay how much skill does it really take?
Ooh, he knows how to use a mouse and type in an 8-digit account number. In that case, my 7-year old has the skills to pay the bills too.
“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is” – So you’d like me to remove everything in my checking and savings accounts and staple it between my nose and chin?
Not sure how that’s going to help my case, but if that’s what it takes for you to believe me, I’ll do it.
“She’s rolling in the dough” – And if anyone from the FDA sees her doing it, her bakery will be shut down immediately and she’ll be broke and living with her parents again.
What About You: It’s been a while since we’ve done this…any expressions draining your bank account lately?
Add them to the list so we can skewer them in the coming weeks.