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hackneyed

adjective uk   /ˈhæk.nid/ disapproving us  
describes a phrase or an idea that has been said or used so often that it has become boring and has no meaning: The plot of the film is just a hackneyed boy-meets-girl scenario.Tedious and uninspiring
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