from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Behind the times; out of fashion.
  • adjective Trite from overuse; overly familiar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic Something with which one is very familiar, or in which one is experienced or skilled.
  • noun idiomatic Something widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.
  • noun idiomatic Something uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity.


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