In our world, and especially the world of government, clichés abound. A handy backup in case inspiration fails to strike, overused phrases and metaphors are kept under every politician’s tongue.
Here is our hated cliché of the moment:
BAD: ‘Let’s unpack this’.
Here, ‘unpack’ means to examine something; to take an issue apart and discuss each component so that you can make sense of the whole.
BETTER: ‘Let’s analyse this’.