Definition of hackneyed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hackneyed

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhæknid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæknid//
 
 
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used too often and therefore boring synonym clichéd a hackneyed phrase/subjectExtra examples He doesn’t fit the hackneyed image of the computer nerd. The artist should be careful to avoid hackneyed subjects. There was truth in that hackneyed old saying in show business, ‘Fame costs.’
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