So much of our lives is routine, and often our language falls into repetition, too (“How are you?” “I’m fine,” “Nice weather,” “Sure is”). We’re too busy to devise ingenious expressions all the time, so we rely on quick clichés and other language loops.
The problem is, when you're trying to communicate, rehashing weary prose inspires drooling, not doing. To help, we’ve drawn up 12 clichés that are meant to motivate but are too flogged to do it. Let’s send these tired folks down south to Florida!