(entered for 03.23.06)
Meaning: nothing new; same thing you see all the time. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: same worn out stage performance
Rewrite 2: Ringling Brothers was doing that act decades ago
Rewrite 3: same old leading lady, same leading man – no longer leading
Rewrite 4: instead of singing and dancing, how about whistling and waving
Comment: A lot of this is about stage performance, but you could easily apply it to circus performances and sales pitches.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Macsimum News: “’Hustle and Flow’ offers gritty clichés.” [Movie review]
Note: By providing links to other websites I am only showing you what is out there about clichés – I am not endorsing any content or opinion expressed there.
Check out the searchable alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.