hackneyed

|ˈhaknɪd|

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Слово Дня - hackneyed - избитый, банальный, затасканный, тривиальный

Description

not interesting, funny, etc., because of being used too often; not fresh or original

Examples

  • They also provide English with a number of now rather hackneyed phrases like ‘to cry wolf’.
  • That’s one of those hackneyed sayings we grow accustomed to from a young age.
  • If only they had used biblical language at least it would have sounded less trite, hackneyed and cliched.
  • The blame, say critics, lies with the hackneyed, highly predictable plots.
  • Maybe it’s time to trot out that hackneyed phrase about ‘the pace of modern life’.

 

Translation

  • избитый, банальный, затасканный, тривиальный

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