Spiritual gurus who use their power to facilitate sexual encounters with their students are something of a cliché.
He wrote in the High Style, after Bellow, and declared war on cliché.
The cliché about narrative arcs has long been that “the media like to build you up then tear you down.”
It is a cliché by now that powerful politicians slip into indiscretions because of their heightened narcissism.
You could always, as the cliché goes, read the magazine for the articles.
He really is the epitome of the cliché “women want him and men want to be him.”
In making up a plate it sometimes happens that a cliché is placed upside down.
They have witnessed it whole, as a bad writer uses a cliché .
A word whose customary feeling-tone is too unquestioningly accepted becomes a plushy bit of furniture, a cliché.
I don't want to go back into my life, I don't want to trot out the old 'more sinned against than sinning' cliché.
1825, "electrotype, stereotype," from French cliché, a technical word in printer's jargon for "stereotype block," noun use of past participle of clicher "to click" (18c.), supposedly echoic of the sound of a mold striking molten metal. Figurative extension to "trite phrase, worn-out expression" is first attested 1888, following the course of stereotype. Related: Cliched (1928).
A much used expression that has lost its freshness and descriptive power. Some clichés are “I thank you from the bottom of my heart” and “It's only a drop in the bucket.”