Cliché of the day

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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:

Unpack

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’.

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