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Oh, those clichés

Posted November 5, 2010 6:38 a.m. EDT
Updated November 5, 2010 7:02 a.m. EDT

You hear them.  You say them.  But do you ever think about the origins of your favorite clichés? 

It's a dog eat dog world out there, and in the world of language, it's all about survival of the fittest.  I know leaning on the crutch of a cliché is a lot easier than coming up with an original way to say something, but when the rubber meets the road at the end of the day, the bottom falls out sometimes, and you just have to grin and bear it.

Life has a gallery of cliché origins here.

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