Common Cliches- Cliche list

“A rose is a rose is a rose.”

“That is such a cliché!”

What is a cliche?- A cliché is a phrase or concept that has been overused.

Today is national  Cliché Day, so in honor of the day I bring you a list of common cliches.

  • “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
  • “If the shoe fits, wear it.”
  • “It’s driving me up the wall.
  • “Cry over spilled milk”
  • “I hear what you are saying”
  • “It costs an arm and a leg.”
  • “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
  • “To be perfectly honest.”
  • “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
  • “Having said that”
  • “Lets face it”
  • “Keep your fingers crossed.”
  • “Give it a rest.”
  • “All bent out of shape.”
  • “For Pete’s sake”
  • With all due respect.”
  • “Grasping at straws.”
  • “No one said life was fair.”
  • “Its not rocket science.”
  • “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

What’s a cliche that you overuse?

Happy Cliché Day

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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings And Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions by Christine Ammer.

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