Have I missed something, Dave?From Soothing Dave:
I think "hackneyed" is a better description.
What's this about?
It's a response to: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...-METAPHOR-PEOM
Edit: Oops, I'm so sorry. I have messed up and merged these three posts into one instead of merging the whole thread into the one linked to above. I don't seem to be able to fix it.
Student or Learner