Use of a cliche never bothered me when I was younger. Lately, however they have really been annoying me. I hear them incessantly on the news and on the TV. I see them in print magazines and in the newspaper. I do a LOT of reading online. Reading any kind of articles or blogs online you will find that it is filled with them. Looking back through many of my own blog posts I was not surprised to learn that I have been guilty of using them as well.
A cliche is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel.
As I progress with this blog posting thing I am going to try very hard to avoid them from now on. You let me know if I slip up OK?