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cliché (noun) worn-out, trite expressions, ideas, etc..
A phrase or an idea that has been so often repeated that it is no longer interesting or has any meaning is a cliché. A proverb often repeated, like, for example, 'A watched kettle never boils,' is an example of a cliché. 'Last but not least,' 'I will be failing in my duty, if I don’t mention,' are also examples of clichés. The frequent use of clichés in speech or writing is a sign of weak style and show a lack of originality. They fail to hold the interest of the audience or the readers.
- 'I'll shed the last drop of my blood in defense of my motherland' and 'My country above myself' are the clichés which politicians often repeat and which we are tired of.
- 'Where there's a will, there's a way,' is the cliché that the boss was fond of, whenever the workers were a bit reluctant to do a job.