- a stereotype or electrotype plate.
- a reproduction made in a like manner.
- cliburn, van,
- click beetle,
- click fraud,
- click stop
Origin of cliché
Examples from the Web for cliche
I'm not sure that artist-chosen shows are of that much curatorial or art-historical use, and anyway they've become a cliche.
I realize how cliche and seemingly insufficient that sounds.
He biffed and blathered; no one will recall what he said other than the cliche he offered up that “these are different times.”Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered|Robert Shrum|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It's cliche to say, but a GOP that is not held captive to its radical wing is in everyone's best interest.
I especially reject the idea that such a cliche might have much to do with art.
As the cliche goes, "With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
The beautiful casts of the French medals known to all electrotypers as Cliche moulds are in the alloy No. 3.
First, Engraved plate or Cliche representing the ornament with which the edge is to be decorated.The Progress of the Marbling Art|Josef Halfer
They were molded in an old system, and could not change their cliche.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
Kennon winced at the cliche It was so ancient that it had lost all meaning.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
Word Origin for cliché
1825, "electrotype, stereotype," from French cliché, a technical word in printer's jargon for "stereotype block," noun use of past participle of clicher "to click" (18c.), supposedly echoic of the sound of a mold striking molten metal. Figurative extension to "trite phrase, worn-out expression" is first attested 1888, following the course of stereotype. Related: Cliched (1928).
A much used expression that has lost its freshness and descriptive power. Some clichés are “I thank you from the bottom of my heart” and “It's only a drop in the bucket.”