dearth of ideas

See: platitude
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There were umpteen unforced handling errors, a dearth of ideas in attack on both sides, and enough aimless kicking to make the eye-lids droop.
Atlas International Engineering Consultants, who was part of the panel for an essay competition held as part of the conference, said there was no dearth of ideas among the youth.
Unfortunately, the dearth of ideas in the Birmingham band's repertoire was there for all to see from the off.
Yet there is no disguising the dearth of ideas from a Tory who offers austerity, austerity, then extra austerity.
They proved that there is no dearth of ideas, original thinking, talent or urge to excel in the Arab and Muslim world.
There was no dearth of ideas and topics, participants argued, that existing textbooks neglected, and that should receive more attention two decades from now.
Apart from The Verge, iDigital Times, Apple Insider have all lamented the dearth of ideas in creating the new ad.
Democratic strategist Robert Shrum, also speaking at the conference, contended that those independent voters are more likely to seek out third party candidates because of the Republican party's current dearth of ideas.
Quite possibly, this dearth of ideas reflects the cold shoulder employees often get when they step forward in the workplace with an idea or criticism.
There is certainly no dearth of ideas about change in higher education.
To be fair, the deadpan Mr & Mrs Smith parody is nicely done and there are a couple of inspired moments, but a tendency to drag jokes way past their limited lifespan underlines the dearth of ideas and the fact that, on the whole, for a comedy this is stupefyingly unfunny.