Writing & Editing 150 clichés and ‘verbal crutches’ to avoid Washington Post staffers list stock phrases and misused expressions to avoid, causing writers and communicators everywhere to cringe. Are the editors right? By Russell Working@byworkingMarch 5, 2014 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.