Which cliché annoys you the most?

It may be easy to resort to clichés when writing, but good writers know to avoid them like the plague. Tell us which ones make your blood boil.

If you ask a communicator how he feels about clichés, he will probably tell you, in so many words, that he’s at the end of his rope.

Clichés are easy, but they’re also lazy and predictable. As a corporate communicator, your writing should be fresh and inspiring—not boring and stereotypical.

We recently asked our Ragan.com Facebook group what they think is the most annoying cliché in the English language. Some of their nominations include:

  • At the end of the day
  • It is what it is
  • Play devil’s advocate
  • With all due respect

What do you think is the worst cliché?

To weigh in, leave a comment here or join the Facebook discussion.


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