The definition of a cliché is an often repeated or used phrase or statement that has been used so much it has become trite and kind of meaningless.(noun)
An example of a cliché is the expression of "walk a mile in another's shoes."
See cliché in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , past participle of clicher, to stereotype (imitative of the sound made when the matrix is dropped into molten metal to make a stereotype plate).
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