“The word “cliché” was originally French for the sound of a printing plate, which prints the same thing over and over. ” (literaryterms.net)
A cliché is a phrase, sentence or image that has been used again and again. It is often repeated ad nauseum so that it becomes annoying.
Today I ask you to list the ones you find most annoying. Here’s my contribution:
1. Let’s agree to disagree.
2. Last but not least.
3. That can be taken as said.
4. It’s not an issue.
5. Sooner rather than later
I am sure I must have been guilty of using these some time or the other. But I find it irritating when I come across them now.
What about you, what do you think?