Definition of 'cliché'
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Example sentences containing 'cliché'
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It is a cliché but true that people are not machines. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And hope that none of our suggestions become the cliché of the future. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has become almost a cliché to murmur wisely that cutting public spending significantly will be much easier said than done. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The cliché is: go home and return stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My favourite saying is a bit of a cliché: what goes around comes around. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Living from day to day may be a cliché, but it applies here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cliché comes true: this is what sport is all about. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Like riding a bike, as the cliché goes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It may be a cliché, but that does not make it less true. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the cliché is true: time heals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Truly, the hospital bed has become the operatic cliché of our times. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)As the old cliché goes, you have to be in it to win it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If an opinion begins to feel like a cliché, it may time to think again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Above all else, realise that this cliché is true. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This phrase is now so well-trodden that it has become cliché. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As the old cliché goes, working with people like that does make you up your game. The Sun (2012)The metaphor of light has become almost a cliché of Nordic music. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At least they can comfort themselves that one cliché is true: they will always be better dancers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His poetry is so deeply embedded in our culture that it has become cliché, the highest honour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Suddenly he realises why: he is writing too well and needs to fill his texts with cliché and vague phrases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The phrase is a cliché. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a cliché but true. The Sun (2006)YOU might not have heard of them yet but as the cliché goes, watch this space. The Sun (2015)It may be a cliché, but in selling houses, it is true. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'cliché'
British English: cliché NOUN
A cliché is an idea or phrase which has been used so much that it is no longer interesting or effective or no longer has much meaning.
I've learned that the cliché about life not being fair is true.
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