At the End of the Day

Last Update: November 14, 2019

Look at the title of my blog post. How many times have you heard that phrase? Its known as a
cliché, which is defined as an opinion or phrase which is overused and lacks original thought. Too many of these in a post can be irritating and seen as filler content, perhaps a lazy way of adding to the word count. How many of these are you guilty of?

  • When it’s all said and done …
  • Back on track …
  • Level the playing field …
  • Par for the course …
  • In this day and age …
  • The best thing since sliced bread ...

You may not even realise you are using them. If you are interested, you can use
http://cliche.theinfo.org/

Simply type your text in the box, and click "find clichés"


If it finds any examples, it will turn the offending phrase red. Have fun finding your clichés!





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Jacquie8 Premium
Interesting! This now rings a bell... sometime, somewhere in an English class in high school...

So is the aim to make our writing as devoid of cliches as possible?
Or perhaps to not use them as unconsciously?
I actually think at times I've done the opposite, where I've purposely tried to insert them.
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CordeliaN Premium
If the hat fits,..... but it’s difficult teaching an old dog new tricks.......however handsome is as handsome does, I never use cliches in my blogs or comments...not unless I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. 👍😉

Loves your post, and the link is amazingly useful.
Unbelievable bit of script from the Government
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LenkaSophie Premium
Thanks for that, Diane.
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timstime20 Premium
Wow I hadn’t thought about that but we do don’t we ..
Beautiful sunset
Thanks for the cliche finder
Tim
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Diane, I'm GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!--on all counts. Thanks for the informative post which might help me correct the error of my ways. Without this post, I would continue writing and everything would continue being par for the course in my writing! (Sorry--HAD to do it!)

Jeff
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