idioms and cliches
When does a idiom become a cliche????
To let the cat out of the bag is which one???
It's an idiom. An idiom will become a cliche when it gets boring.
Re: idioms and cliches
The focus of "cliche" is overuse. Any expression that is overused can be a cliche, idiom or not.
Originally Posted by Nikki
Have a nice day! (non-idiom cliche)
What does it mean to let the cat out of the bag?
What does it mean to spill the beans?
Both refer to giving out secret.
Originally Posted by RonBee
Yep. That's right. Both refer to divulging something that was previously unknown to the listener.
Originally Posted by bmo