Associations to the word «Hackneyed»

Wiktionary

HACKNEYED, adjective. Repeated too often.
HACKNEYED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of hackney

Dictionary definition

HACKNEYED, adjective. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'".

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle