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cliché
used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
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Definition
an expression that lacks impact because it is heard so often
  • She loved turns of phrases that grated on Hans Castorp's nerves simply because they were cliches or the latest shabby slang—"Isn't that the limit!" or "Bowl me over!"
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (33% in)
  • I'm talking nonsense, I know, but I would rather babble away and at least partially express something difficult than reproduce impeccable cliches.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (31% in)

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