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Today’s BrainWOD: “Cliche Killer”

By December 3, 2013Language, Reading, wod, Writing



PreActivity: Explain ‘cliche’ and complete these cliches as fast as possible:

rear its ugly _____
I have a sneaking ______
the bottom ________
in one fell _____
last but not _____
life takes its _____
few and far _______
crystal _____, clear as a ____
for all intents and ________
take the bull by _____ ________
the thrill of ______, the agony of ________
swept it ______ _____ _______
packed in as tight as _________
that captain runs a tight ______
believe it or ____
breathe a sigh of ______
better late ____ _____
like a bolt from the ______
that was the ____ that broke the ______ ‘s ____
perish the _______
as alike as two ______ in a ______
beyond the shadow of a __________
leave no stone __________
Don’t have a _______, ______!


Activity: Take the cliches below and create a new original phrase to express the same idea:

rear its ugly head, sadder but wiser,  I have a sneaking suspicion, the bottom line, in one fell swoop,

last but not least, life takes its toll, few and far between, crystal clear, clear as a bell, for all intents and purposes, take the bull by the horns, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, he swept the problem under the rug, packed in as tight as sardines, that captain runs a tight ship, you mad, bro?, believe it or not, breathe a sigh of relief, better late than never, like a bolt from the blue, that was the last straw, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, I’m fed up with you!, perish the thought!, as alike as two peas in a pod, beyond the shadow of a doubt, leave no stone unturned, Don’t have a cow, man! actions speak louder than words

Ignite BrainWODs are comprised of 7 phases (the Ignite 7 Steps.) Warmups, focus drills, pre-CrossFit Kids workouts and anchoring activities precede and follow this challenge for optimal benefit.

The Ignite 7 Steps are outlined in Enrichment Through Exercise, and taught in our NeuroMotive Coach Certifications. 

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