Types of a Cliche

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Hanna James 16 Rep.

I have come across various types of cliché, but do not know exactly how many types are there, please let me know about its types with examples?

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English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

There are six types of clichés, including:

  1. Proverbs

Ex: A leopard cannot change its spots.

  1. Idioms

Ex: I will take any port in a storm.

  1. Catchphrases

Ex: “Come on down!” (Means the Price Is Right)

  1. Metaphors

Ex: Do not bang your head against a concrete wall.

  1. Similes

Ex: He eats like a monster.

  1. Allusion

Achilles’ heel (weak spot of someone)

As you know that cliché is a worn-out and overused expression, which conveys a popular idea, and all above-mentioned types follow the same pattern, however remember that it is not necessary that all proverbs, catchphrases, idioms, similes and metaphors are clichés.

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