Sentence 1: His presentation was bad.
a) His presentation collapsed under the weight of its own pomposity.
b) His presentation sucked all of the oxygen out of the air.
c) His presentation buzzed in the air like a wayward mosquito.
Sentence 2: The sales guy seemed untrustworthy.
a) The sales guy seemed slippery.
b) The sales guy left an oily residue on each word he uttered and sputtered.
c) The sales guy twitched and flinched his way through his pitch.
Sentence 3: Her problems were very big.
a) Her problems were an ever expanding gulch that readied to gobble her down whole.
b) Her problems stretched past the horizon beyond the scope of mortal sight.
c) Her problems crashed over head in a wave of disaster that pounded her deeper into her entrenched stance.
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~Emily Dickinson Lori Sailiata