Cliché Not After My Own Heart

Strong writing is a unique feature of capable authors. It is not merely words strung together, copied and pasted, from society’s lingo.

Here are clichés to avoid…like the plague:

[found on clichesite.com]
  • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
  • Abandon ship
  • About face
  • Above board
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  • Absolute power corrupts absolutely
  • Ace in the hole
  • Ace up his sleeve
  • Achilles heel
  • Acid test
  • Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, The
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • After my own heart
  • Ah, to be young and foolish…
  • Airing dirty laundry
  • All bent out of shape
  • All bets are off
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go
  • All ears
  • All for one, and one for all
  • All hands on deck
  • All hands to the pump
  • All heck (hell) breaks loose
  • All in a day’s work
  • All in due time
  • All over the map
  • All paled in comparison
  • All talk and no action
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • All that jazz
  • All the bits and pieces

 

To see the complete list of clichés from clichesite.com, click here.

[found on http://clichesite.com/alpha_list.asp?which=lett+1]

 

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