hackneyed expression

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New Hampshire has a revenue problem and, to use a hackneyed expression, "moving the deck chairs around on the deck of the Titanic" in terms of revenue is no way to solve it.
A widespread view is that the supermarkets are, to use a rather hackneyed expression, institutionally anti-competitive in their dealings with fresh food suppliers, most of which are small or medium-sized businesses that have little choice but to deal with the supermarkets.
IF EVER there was an occasion for the hackneyed expression "it was a game of two halves," then surely it was Huddersfield Rugby Union Club's 34-13 victory against Wilmslow at Waterloo.
Any absurd policy by a public body is condemned by use of this hackneyed expression, on an almost daily basis.
And this month--well, this month is, to paraphrase a hackneyed expression, the first month of the rest of our lives.
This is a revealing work about government for which the hackneyed expression, "Easier said than done" would be an appropriate subtitle.
More than half the mothers said they were shocked by how similar their behaviour is to that of their parents, with 40 percent saying they find it "funny" that they use the same hackneyed expressions.
Louis Walsh nattered on with hackneyed expressions of "likeability" and "hundred per cent yesses" and fellow judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa N-Dubz and Kelly Rowland, right, met with approval.
With two children under my belt - and another on the way - the time has come to get myself "sorted out" (to use another of those hackneyed expressions so laden with embarrassment and suppressed fear).
In fact, in terms of hackneyed expressions, it's probably right up there with Indian restaurants which boast: "You're tried the rest, now try the best.