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hackneyed

adjective uk   us   /ˈhæk.nid/ disapproving
A hackneyed phrase or idea 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.
Translations of “hackneyed”
in Chinese (Traditional) (語詞或觀點)陳腐的,老套的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (语词或观点)陈腐的,老套的…
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