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{adj: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn} repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"bromidic sermons"
"his remarks were trite and commonplace"
"hackneyed phrases"
"a stock answer"
"repeating threadbare jokes"
"parroting some timeworn axiom"
"the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"



{n: beginning} the first part or section of something
"`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
<-> middle, end

{n: four-wheeler} a hackney carriage with four wheels

{n: hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach} a carriage for hire

{n: hackney} a compact breed of harness horse

{n: remise} an expensive or high-class hackney

{n: triteness, staleness} unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed

{n: warhorse} a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition


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