is a time-worn phrase used to explain thought or feeling. They are usually images that have lost their power to surprise because of over-use. eg. like a bat out of hell or as old as the hills or he's a cold fish.
an expression or idea that has become trite.
a threadbare or trite expression. Examples: hard as steel, hot as a poker, burning with desire.
an expression so widely used that it has lost its effectiveness. Solid as a rock.
an idea or phrase which has been over-used so it no longer has any effect
French: n. an expression which has been used so often that it is felt to be trite and tedious. For example, "As old as the hills," is a cliché.
is language or story elements which have been overused.
(klee-shay) cliché is a word, phrase, or idea that is rendered trivial by constant usage.
An overused expression.
A trite, stereotyped expression or idea that has lost originality through overuse
clicher 'to stereotype' from Gk. klitsch, 'clump, claylike mass'; 'to pattern in clay'; ³¯µüÀÝ1/2Õ): A tired expression that has lost its original power to surprise because of overuse.
an over-used phrase or expression
An expression that has been overused.
A trite or stereotyped phrase or expression. A hackneyed theme, plot, or situation in fiction or drama. For example, ‘ it rained cats and dogs.'
A time-worn expression which has lost its vitality and to some extent its original meaning. Example: “Busy as bees
A hackneyed or trite phrase that has become overused. Clichés are considered bad writing and bad literature. Example: white as snow, back in a jiffy
a trite, overworn expression; a dead metaphor
Hackneyed or timeworn expression e.g. 'shifting sands' or 'busy as bees'.