For discussion, what cliches do you see mostly in writing and what are some pet peeves? (Like the term "pet peeve" for instance) More importantly, how do you avoid them? I'd love to know because they are the bane of my existence.
Rats! I did it again. Curse you cliches! (Shakes fist at the heavens)
I agree, although I find that it's harder to avoid them than one might think. They creep into our language all the time and we're so used to seeing that figure of speech, we often don't even recognize that it's a cliche.