Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: , past participle of clicher 'to print from a metal plate'

cliché

noun
     
cli‧ché [countable]
SL an idea or phrase that has been used so much that it is not effective or does not have any meaning any longer:
There is plenty of truth in the cliché that a trouble shared is a trouble halved.
clichéd adjective

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