Cliche of the Week 52 – Far reaching

July 4, 2011 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

In today’s new normal of a global crisis each day, you have to dig deep to find reforms and events that aren’t far-reaching.

Far-reaching” is a constant over the past two years in mainstream news reports up to 3000 times a month around the world.

The phrase creeps into news coverage from press releases blowing corporate and government trumpets about what they do or produce.

Words associated with far-reaching include reforms, consequences, shake-up and structural.

“In the end, the most far-reaching budget reform for many states would be to fix their pension systems, whose rules often govern local pensions, too.” (The Wall Street Journal, June 27)

“To do this, bondholders would have to take far-reaching discounts or ‘haircuts’ on their bonds, the bank said.” (The Irish Independent, June 27)

“The loss had several far-reaching effects; it was the team’s first home loss since June 20 last year and allowed the Brisbane Strikers to jump into first spot.” (Sunshine Coast Daily, June 27)

“A frost, for example, has far-reaching effects on the coffee crops as it can reduce or completely annihilate a substantial amount of coffee supply in a matter of days.” (The Business Times, Singapore, June 27)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.

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