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English definition of “cliché”

cliché

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkliːʃeɪ/ US  /kliːˈʃeɪ/
something that people have said or done so much that it has become boring or has no real meaningSentences and expressions
(Definition of cliché from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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