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    Cliches/phrases that need to die

    I just read this article: Worst Cliches: 13 Expressions You Shouldn't Be Caught Dead Using

    I thought the examples lacked in imagination. What cliches would you like to see die a sudden death? I'll start with:

    Small minded people fear change.

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    Pulled the trigger.

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    Thanks so much.... Only SO much??.. Why not all of it?, Don't I deserve all of it !!

    my bad... You're right, It's completely YOUR fault !

    No worries.... Not for YOU.... But I'm taking issue with it !!

    And cutting words down to Spesh, Cray, sesh,

    Speak like a Person damn it !!!

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    Word!

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    [Insert something not living here] needs to die.

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    I just want to go forward and touch base with you about the issue at hand, because it's coming close to crunch time... and at the end of the day, let the cards fall where they may... but I don't want to be held accountable since I have alot on my plate... I swear I heard it all this week.
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

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    I'm going to "add some color" here and point out that people who overuse cliches really don't "think outside the box."

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    Word Up!
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    mmmkay
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    get rowdy
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    Just sayin'
    Wow. Just wow.
    Ride it like you stole it.

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    "Kicked in the taco"

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    "Fail," esp. "epic fail"

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    Cliches/phrases that need to die

    Ride it like you stole it! ( I agree with old man bike. ) and lets not forget....

    My bad
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    Low hanging fruit

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    Using. Periods. For. Emphasis.

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    Give 110%
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    Think outside the box
    Climbs like a mtn goat
    Corners like it's on rails
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    [Insert something not living here] needs to die.
    That is a good one! You get the OP seal of approval.

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    "six of one, half a dozen of the other"
    "it is what it is"

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    Stoked, it was worn out in the 80's.

    Gnar, no matter how many times you use it in on sentence it still sucks.


    Quiver, stable, steed, mount or other archery/equestrian terms for the love of Dog.

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    "This should be a sticky!"

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    'Pork sword'... as in "I was stoked and shredding the gnar like a good 'un, when me pork sword slipped its moorings and got tangled in me downstairs business... ooo'er missus!"...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    what about SWAG? which i still dont know what it means. i do know it's an acronym for an action group we have at work. So apparently, my company officially has SWAG.
    fap

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    what about SWAG? which i still dont know what it means. i do know it's an acronym for an action group we have at work. So apparently, my company officially has SWAG.
    This should explain everything Nicole...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I just want to go forward and touch base with you about the issue at hand, because it's coming close to crunch time... and at the end of the day, let the cards fall where they may... but I don't want to be held accountable since I have alot on my plate... I swear I heard it all this week.
    I swear, I hate it when you talk dirty to me like that, Judy, and swear. The week is not over yet, there's moar!

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    The author of the article is making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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    Whatever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    That is a good one! You get the OP seal of approval.
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    Oh this is a slippery slope. These are many of my go to phrases so keep this up and I won't be able to say anything in public ever again.

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    "that being said" i got so tired of my boss saying this during meetings i counted one day and he said it 17 times.

    i also agree with LittleBitey on "it is what it is". when someone says that it makes me think they are too lazy or afraid to try and change something and will just accept things as they are.
    NTFTC

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    I'd like to apologize to anybody I may have offended.

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    "That being said" is awful, thegweed. I also can't take "thrown under the bus".

    I don't mind "it is what it is" so much because it's a pretty useful way of ending the direction of a conversation that is either over or shouldn't be taking place in the first place.

    However, the worst are the cliches that try to be real sincere and wisdomish.

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    I once counted Vince Neil say 'F**king' 47 times in between songs one night on the Dr Feelgood tour... that got old...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Whatever....
    when someone says that it usually tells me they don't have a good argument, they can't support their side of the debate, if that makes sense. when my daughter says that to me i say "so you think i'm right then".
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBike View Post
    mmmkay
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    it is what it is
    broadcasting from
    "the vinyl basement"

    build trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post

    Guys who call each other Bro. No offence Bro
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    it is what it is
    Ha! Excellent.

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    'It was like/I was like...' - then WTF happened then if you gone and completely forgot??

    Some clichés will only apply to complete wastoids and dirty-hippies, they come-down to work on their 'tude-kits.
    I like Sand - I don't like Witches


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Guys who call each other Bro. No offence Bro
    Is brother acceptable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Is brother acceptable?
    No way brah.
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Guys who call each other Bro. No offence Bro
    It is what it is.

    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    It is what it is.

    word
    F*ck Cancer

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    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    Bull sh!t!!!!

    And if you say I am wrong, let me kick you in the nuts.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    word
    Fo'sho.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Whatup?

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    To me, the biggest one of all is..........

    "I know, right?"

    My counter to this is letting the person know where it came from, and I researched it, is "Mean Girls", the movie. So fun to tell some guy that he is using a phrase from a Lindsay Lohan movie. It drives me as nuts as the word "like" being inserted between every other word.
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    This reminds me of the phrase 'you know..' also inserted between every other word... I think it is primarily an English thing, but it makes me want to strangle the person doing it...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    'I'm gonna have to call bs on that.'

    You do that...pick up your phone and call bs and let me know what it has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    "thrown under the bus".
    I didn't like this one either,until it happened to me recently.A guy I had worked for in the past "aired my dirty laundry" in front of some clients resulting in me loosing the job.I've been using it a lot lately.

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    Being this is a bike thread:

    the bike was 'point and shoot'.....

    the handling was laser quick.....

    both are almost as annoying as 'pulled the trigger' (mentioned earlier)

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