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What are the most annoying cliches?

Asked by livelaughlove21 (14696 points ) November 19th, 2012 from iPhone

To get us started, a few that bug me…

“Give it 110%.”
“Think outside the box.”
“There are plenty of fish in the sea.”
“Same difference.”

What cliched phrases annoy the bejesus out of you?

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Coloma's avatar

“Get real”

Gah…I have an ex friend that said that all the time, drove me nuts.
The irony was that SHE was a complete phoney. lol

YARNLADY's avatar

Get a life.

Brian1946's avatar

If I told you, I’d have to kill you.

As an attempt at humor, it annoys me.

Although it probably has been said as a way serious request for confidentiality, I’ve only heard it as the above, and it wasn’t funny the first few dozen times that I heard it.

Symbeline's avatar

Actually think outside the box is one I don’t like either. It’s like, instead of telling me that, the person should give examples on what thinking outside the box is like, therefore proving that I should actually consider their advice. That is, of course, if they can actually think outside the box, and if I myself can even recognize when something has been thunk outside of a box.

ucme's avatar

“You’re beautiful on the inside”.
Yeah, but I don’t wanna fuck your intestine!

Symbeline's avatar

You don’t? :(

ucme's avatar

Too squeamish, I don’t have the guts! ;¬}

trailsillustrated's avatar

“I told you so” go straight to hell and die

TinyChi's avatar

“Follow you heart”
That’s not always a good idea, y’know?
Also, it makes me cringe every time I hear it. It’s like so overused and cheesy and stuff.

ucme's avatar

When someone dies, “They’ve gone to a better place”.
No they didn’t, they were either burnt to cinders or placed underground as worm food.
You’d had to have had a pretty shitty life to consider those alternatives as better.

bhec10's avatar

“Cat got your tongue?”

I mean, why a cat?? Why not a dog or something else?

ragingloli's avatar

the “liberal media”.

bookish1's avatar

good one @ragingloli, what a joke…
How about “a slippery slope” (usually leading to a Hitler reference…)

boxer3's avatar

Could be worse.

WyCnet's avatar

(3) You need an exit plan.
(2) It’s all for the better.
(1) When in Rome do as the Romas do.

DrBill's avatar

whatever, it’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

janbb's avatar

What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.
and….
Time heals all wounds.

wundayatta's avatar

It’s already been mentioned, but “think outside the box” is a cliche I totally despise. I hate it. I think it’s the stupidest cliche ever, and there are a lot of cliches.

There is no box.

There

is

no

box!

Blondesjon's avatar

If you try it once you’re hooked for life.

Total bullshit.

rooeytoo's avatar

“Have a good one!” I hate that phrase, a good one what?????

bhec10's avatar

@rooeytoo In England you can say “Happy birthday! Have a good one.”, in which case one refers to the birthday.

rooeytoo's avatar

Here (in Australia and I think in USA as well) it is almost as prevalent and overused as “awesome!” You can say, I’m leaving now and someone will inevitably say “have a good one.” It’s like someone feels an obligation to say something but doesn’t care enough to say something that actually means something!

Blondesjon's avatar

Have a fair to partly shitty one?

chyna's avatar

“It is what it is.”
No shit.

AshlynM's avatar

Long story short.
Last time I checked.
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
I’d lose my head if it weren’t attached.
Let’s blow this joint or pop stand.
Take care now.
In any way, shape or form.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
It’s a win win.

Kardamom's avatar

“No problem”, said by a wait staff person or retail clerk.

“We’re going to be completely transparent” said by bosses and politicians.

The term “mandate” as used by politicians./

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