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

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.
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
LenkaSophie Premium
Thanks for that, Diane.
timstime20 Premium
Wow I hadn’t thought about that but we do don’t we ..
Beautiful sunset
Thanks for the cliche finder
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!)