Avoid Clichés? As If! — Attorney at Work

Writer at Work

Here’s one for the books. You can bank on it. A cliché is an overused phrase everyone knows. Pundits of good communication advise shunning clichés as unoriginal and boring — which is why readers of my posts may be surprised to see me take a contrary view.

Many clichés are metaphors. A metaphor is a figure of speech where something is mentioned to represent something else.