Word of the Day: Cliché

cli-ché / klē-ˈshā   noun  
  1. an expression that is overused to the point that it has become trite and unoriginal
Last, but not least, avoid clichés like the plague. William Safire, 1929-2009  
  1. in drama, writing, etc., a stereotypical theme or situation; an expected trope
I think to be oversensitive about clichés is like being oversensitive about table manners. Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966  
  1. anything that has been so overused it has become commonplace
…whether you have an upscale French bistro, a modern sushi bar, or a rustic farm to table restaurant, there are certain restaurant décor trends that have become ubiquitous to the point of cliché, and should perhaps be avoided if you want to maintain a unique look. blog.chefworks.com/uniforms/10-restaurant-décor-cliches-to-avoid/     adjective  
  1. stereotypical; trite
I know it sounds cliché, but you have to believe in yourself because there’s going to be moments that no one else does. Paulo Costanzo, 1978-