Cliche of the Week 99 – Leaps and Bounds

July 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

It’s a leap of faith that about the only part of life not leaping and bounding is the economy.

Everything else, especially sport and even music and gardening, is quickly going ahead in leaps and bounds in news pages up to 800 times a month.

Gardening: “Since then it’s come on in leaps and bounds and her favourite features now include the acers, the arbor, the beech arch and more recently the pond, complete with goldfish and aquatic plants.” (The Scotsman, June 16)

Golf: “(Tiger) Woods also came into this tournament on the back of a victory, at the Memorial, but says his game has progressed in leaps and bounds in the two months between the first and second majors of 2012.” (The Sun, June 17)

Softball: “The team grew by leaps and bounds from the 2010 to 2012 season.” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 14)

Wrestling: “Over the years, though, his (Yogeshwar Dutt’s) ambition and hunger to win a medal have increased by leaps and bounds.” (The Times of India, June 17)

Politics: “The economy is still, by leaps and bounds, the top issue for voters.” (National Journal, US, June 16)

Music: “But most of all, they (The Beatles) kept expanding rock’s possibilities in leaps and bounds.” (The Windsor Star, Canada, June 4)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays. Clichés in the media are tracked across the world using Factiva and Dow Jones Insight.

Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale , a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008.

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