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If it’s a little hammy or hackneyed, it’s because it’s a pretty reliable formula that works.
To use a hackneyed figure, it was as though the earth had opened and swallowed her husband.
Much like general terms, which mean something or nothing, are expressions that have become trite and hackneyed.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
I shall probably be met with the hackneyed cry, The question is entirely one of price.
You can't describe them unless you label them with the hackneyed interrogation point.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
Each gentleman addressed her with some hackneyed compliment.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
Now she cared no more for the hackneyed musical word; friendship was her desire.
This is one of those hackneyed compliments to the manners of antiquity, which are often paid without the least foundation.
But such hackneyed reflections on the career of a glorified courtezan of yesterday are not apt.
Why should he not learn to know many less hackneyed pieces, which do not so frequently appear on concert programs?
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER

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