cliche cliche  /kli ˈʃeɪ/


  • (n) a trite or obvious remark


  • Let us move away platitudes and cliches and work for real progress.


  1. Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight' with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke is sublime finale to his trilogy: Movie Review

    It's complicated. Yes, this is a relationship cliche -- but it exists for a reason. It's true. Love and relationships are complicated -- all the more so as you get older. It's this phase of love that Richard Linklater delves into in his sublime "Before Midnight,"
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. 'This Is the End' offers a fresh take on endtimes — and plenty of laughs

    'This Is the End' offers a fresh take on endtimes — and plenty of laughs Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 In the last 10 years or so, it has become a cliche for celebrities to portray themselves on screen as vain, ridiculous and obnoxious, in fake ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. The Word Guy: How ‘cliche’ clicked into English

    By Rob Kyff Asked to use “cliche” in a sentence, a student once responded, “My father came home last night with a cliche on his face.” When the ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "It sounds like a cliche, but all the movies that were nominated were really interesting to me personally, and that isn't always the case," Joel Coen said. "All of them to me personally I thought were fantastically good movies."
    on Mar 5, 2006 By: Coen brothers Source: ktla 5

  2. "At the risk of sounding cheesy and cliche, the truth is, I love what I do and I love my job, and there is an aspect of that being dreamlike. It's hard for me to credit the fact that I've managed to be able to do what I love doing, I mean, even get...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. Asked about amnesty on CBS (nyse: CBS - news - people )'s "The Early Show" Friday morning, Kennedy said, "That's sort of a slogan and a cliche you're going to hear a lot about."
    on May 18, 2007 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Forbes

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