DUMB CLICHÉS – A CONTINUUM
Today, I begin a new section which I call DUMB CLICHÉS.
Certain phrases are so trite, so childishly campy and so often used they need highlighting and will receive all the ridicule they deserve.
I ask you to participate and to send me your examples of dumb clichés.
I will add entries periodically and, hopefully, regularly.
TODAY’S DUMB CLICHÉ
Example 1 (Thanks, Jim)
“Throw under the bus!”
What on earth is that supposed to mean?
“Think outside the envelope!”
How many times a day do you hear that piece of drivel?
The word for today is “hackneyed“.
Define “hackneyed” and use it in a sentence.