hackneyed idea

See: platitude
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This inspirational approach tackles head on the hackneyed idea that not knowing how to boil an egg is a display of shameful ignorance.
Yes, I know, it's a hackneyed idea - but not with the original spin that the precociously talented Meadows gives to his story and characters.
There was a reality jolt, however, with the hackneyed idea of one of the lawmen on their trail.
As is common with most hackneyed ideas, there remains a grain of absolute truth at the heart of the issue.