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The Really Irritating Cliche Game

Posted By: Gaye Crispin

The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 11:07 AM

I'l start with a few so that 'You Get My Drift.

And confession time also, I'm guilty of using many of these.... and often smile

It's not rocket science

At the end of the day

Bad hair day

As you do

Bling-bling

Cheers

What goes around comes around

Pushing the envelope

Do lunch

No pain, no gain

Talk to the hand

I can see where you're coming from

Moving the goal posts

Playing hard ball

You do the math

and finally,

Thinking outside the box


Posted By: Julie-Cleaning

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 11:53 AM

This one annoys me, but I have used it lately.

No worries.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 12:02 PM

smile LOL, Hi Julie, hope you're both feeling well.



'In my humble opinion'

Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 03:26 PM

OK, it's not really cliche I don't guess, but my daughter and her friends have started talking in "Text speak"

OMG!
IDK
TTYL

and so on.

It's one thing to write it here on the web, but teeth grinding to hear people actually saying it!
Posted By: Maeve Maddox-School Ref

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 04:29 PM

I really like this thread. I write articles for DailyWritingTips.com (under the screen name Maeve).

These clich�s are grist for the mill. smile

Here's a link to an article I wrote about the way some people mix up familiar expressions:
Breaking the Log Jam and Buttoning Down the Hatches .
Posted By: Eng Culture Nicola Jane

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 05:42 PM

Yep I HATE that 'its not rocket science'
Am I Bovvered?
He/She is Hard
He/She is brain dead
I told you so
Know what I mean?
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 06:19 PM

What I hate is when people use "near miss".

"Wow! Those two planes nearly missed each other." after two planes fly closely to each other.

Wouldn't that mean that they just collided? lol.
Posted By: elle

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 10:25 PM

Somebody "lost his life" (in an accident, or whatever.)

How careless can you get??!! I'd check the police station if I were you - someone may have been kind enough to hand that life in...

What's wrong with "he died"?
Posted By: Jilly

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 10:40 PM

I use No Worries all the time. I like it.

What I DON'T like is saying "how ya doing" when you just really mean "hello"... smile
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/05/08 11:03 PM

No worries Jilly, smile

And you know what?

It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 12:29 AM

How about "Eating humble pie." smile
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 01:50 AM

atm machine (tautology or cliche? confused )
pin number


taking in on the chin
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 01:55 AM

Lets win one for the Gipper
Posted By: Julie-Cleaning

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 02:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Jilly
I use No Worries all the time. I like it.

What I DON'T like is saying "how ya doing" when you just really mean "hello"... smile


It's the way the people I know use it. Over and over and over and...yeah, never ends.

I need to think of more cliches.
Posted By: Ms A

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 08:46 AM

This is less cliche, but rather misuse that drives me bonkers -- using "literally" when they mean "figuritively."

"I literally died!" Yeah -- um, if so, why are you still able to talk?

I also hate hearing people talk about "poisonous snakes" when they mean venomous. A poisonous snake would harm you if you eat it. Venomous snakes, I understand, can be quite tasty.

Posted By: Christine - Formula 1

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 08:54 AM

Someone I know says "I'm not being funny..." all the time, when about to moan at someone.

"I'm not being funny but..."

It's always followed by a rant of some sort, and I just think, why bother saying it? All that means is you ARE being funny (not haha funny) and you're also a bit of a grump.

It's really irritating.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 08:59 AM

A little off the subject but I once saw a sign in front of a cafe that said "Eat here and diet home." Duh, whatever!
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Jilly
I use No Worries all the time. I like it.

What I DON'T like is saying "how ya doing" when you just really mean "hello"... smile


Oh, this is a very Southern thing... we are always going "How are you?" when we pass someone on the street as opposed to "Hello". Once upon a time, things were so laid-bck down here we actusally had time for conversation - so this question made sense, and its kind of just hung on.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 04:47 PM

OK - here's one that's irritating:

"Oh no you di'nt" - (I can't even figure out hwo to spell it the way people say it!)
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/06/08 05:28 PM

How about this one..
Stew in his own juice..ewwww..!!
sick
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/07/08 03:27 AM

That's How I Roll is getting so very old now and its a relatively new cliche compared to most of the others posted.
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/08/08 07:56 PM

Ala- "Top CHef"...

"It is what is it"
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/08/08 08:44 PM

Old as dirt
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/08/08 09:09 PM

Fair-weather friend..!!
smirk
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/08/08 09:13 PM

Blow a gasket
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/09/08 10:06 PM

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence..!!
wink
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/09/08 11:26 PM

I've had it up to here
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/09/08 11:30 PM

Madder than a wet hen
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 06:46 AM

Keep your Sunny side up...blaaa..!!
whistle
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 08:23 AM

And aren't sacking cliches friendly these days?


Downsizing

Rationalizing

Let them go
Posted By: Carolyn-Beer & Brewing Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 09:47 AM

Peacekeeping mission





Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 03:00 PM

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 03:22 PM

Just fell off the turnip truck
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 03:53 PM

I may have been born at night but it wasn't last night.
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 04:08 PM

Don't get your knickers in a knot
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 04:09 PM

Don't get your panties in a wad
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 08:31 PM

Every Dark Cloud Has A Silver Lining..!! (What a bunch of bologna)..!!
wink
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 08:35 PM

Few fries short of a happy meal
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 11:14 PM

A few sandwiches short of a picnic.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 11:15 PM

You do the math.
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 11:18 PM

You're a glass is half empty kind of person, aren't you?
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/10/08 11:31 PM

Lights are on but there's nobody home
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 12:04 AM

Blondes have more fun
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 12:08 AM

There'll be hell to pay
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 12:37 AM

One Boxcar Short of a Full Load..!!
wink
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 01:08 AM

It's a 'Catch 22' situation.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 01:08 AM

'Get a Life'
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 01:09 AM

'I'm Over It'
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 02:01 AM

Love is never having to say you're sorry...!! (UCK)..!
smirk
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 02:17 AM

He's a Chip off the old Block.
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 02:34 AM

Out of the mouths of babes..!!
wink
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 02:38 AM

Avoid cliches at all cost.
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 02:46 AM

I'm all over that like a fat kid on a Tootsie Roll..!!
wink


Posted By: Carolyn-Beer & Brewing Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 04:24 AM

The twig never falls far from the tree.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 09:50 AM

Such is life.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 10:23 AM

Bring it on!
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 10:24 AM

Just another day at the office.
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 10:24 AM

24/7
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 11:34 AM

Chewing nails and spitting tacks
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 05:24 PM

Packed in like sardines..!!
eek
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 05:30 PM

Fit to be tied
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: shootingstar123
I'm all over that like a fat kid on a Tootsie Roll..!!
wink




OR

I'm all over that like stink on an ape
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 05:42 PM

It ain't over till the fat lady sings
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 08:45 PM

Buck-a-roo
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 10:39 PM

a day late and a dollar short
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 10:40 PM

Snow job
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 11:05 PM

rhymes with? shocked
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/11/08 11:23 PM

Pop a vein
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 12:09 AM

Have a cow!

Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 12:10 AM

Don't pop a neck bolt!
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 01:29 PM

Old as dirt
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 04:00 PM

Makes my blood boil
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:42 PM

it's a no-brainer
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:46 PM

Wound tighter than a spring
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:48 PM

WIIFM
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:49 PM

Thick headed
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:52 PM

One foot on a banana peel the other in the grave
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/12/08 11:57 PM

"To be perfectly honest with you..." (usually followed by some sort of lie. smirk
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 12:01 AM

Would I lie to you?
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 12:03 AM

Rocket scientist..!!!
smirk
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 12:23 AM

Come hell or high water..!!
smirk
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 12:35 AM

Climbing the walls
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 06:25 AM

down in the dumps
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 06:25 AM

off his face
Posted By: Gaye Crispin

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 06:25 AM

on top of the world
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 09:13 AM

Ashes to ashes dust to dust
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/13/08 08:51 PM

No sweat..!!
wink
Posted By: chloe21

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 12:54 AM

That's what she said
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 06:41 PM

Half a bubble off
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 07:29 PM

If you can't beat 'em, join'em...!!
smirk
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 07:31 PM

His bark is bigger than his bite
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 07:35 PM

Don't worry, be happy!!
smile
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 07:42 PM

Rubs me the wrong way
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 07:49 PM

Time heals all wounds..!!
wink
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/14/08 08:05 PM

Got under my skin
Posted By: Ms A

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/15/08 01:56 AM

Originally Posted By: shootingstar123
Time heals all wounds..!!
wink


I've heard it as "Time wounds all heels." ;-)
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/15/08 11:21 AM

Push your buttons
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/15/08 11:22 PM

Rattle your cage
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Gaye Atheist/Agnostic
WIIFM


Gaye I do not speak "texting" what is WIIFM mean? lol
Posted By: Vance - Crime Editor

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 02:34 PM

That is off the hook
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 07:07 PM

Mama said there would be days like this..!!
wink
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 07:17 PM

Chill out
Posted By: Roni

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 09:53 PM

Looking to...
That phrase makes my teeth itch...ack!
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/16/08 09:59 PM

You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/17/08 09:36 PM

Calm before the storm..!!
smirk
Posted By: "Rosie"

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/17/08 09:45 PM

Working with my last good nerve
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/18/08 06:57 PM

If you can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen..!!
wink


Posted By: chloe21

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/18/08 07:42 PM

sick and tired
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/20/08 12:27 AM

Don't just sit there like a bump on a pickle..!!
wink
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/20/08 11:46 PM

For love or money...!!
wink
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/23/08 07:08 PM

Have an ax to grind..!!
smirk
Posted By: shootingstar123

Re: The Really Irritating Cliche Game - 06/25/08 03:13 AM

One brick short of a full load..!!
wink
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