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  • The men leaned back on their heels, put their hands in their trousers-pockets, and proclaimed their views with the booming profundity of a prosperous male repeating a thoroughly hackneyed statement about a matter of which he knows nothing whatever.

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  • She writes in a hackneyed manner with nothing original.
  • The most hackneyed phrase in Silicon Valley these days is "We’re the next Google."

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