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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: hackney 'to use (a horse) for ordinary riding, to use (something) too much' (16-19 centuries), from hackney 'horse for ordinary riding' (14-20 centuries), probably from Hackney, area in London, England where horses were once kept

hackneyed

adjective
     
hack‧neyed
a hackneyed phrase is boring and does not have much meaning because it has been used so often

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