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Poetry Clichés | Cliches in Poetry

A List of Clichés in Poetry. This page contains examples of clichés in poetry and a comprehensive list of clichés . These are clichés and overused sayings you may find in poetry, however,  the exhaustive list of clichés or trite phrases may be found in other forms of writing. It is a good practice to avoid use of these phases in poetry unless used in a completely original way.

Popular Cliches

a broken heart
a hollow soul
a rose by any other name
a solitary soul
a soul full of longing
a soul full of sorrow
a soul of discretion
a weary heart
absence makes the heart grow fonder
actions speak louder than words
after my own heart
all's fair in love and war
apple of my eye
as far as the eye can see
as good as gold
as tender as a mother's heart
as time passes by
back stabber
baited breath
baptism by fire
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
beauty is only skin deep
big heart
cry over spilled milk
do you feel me
does my heart good
driving me crazy
endless words
every dog has his day
everything's coming up roses
faint heart never a true love knows
fall head over heels
fall through the cracks
fan the flames
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
hang in there
have a heart
heart breaker
heavy heart
i can't breathe witout you
i can't live without you
i love you more than
in the nick of time
keep your chin up
kissing the rose
looking into my soul
lost in each others
love is blind
love make the world go round
love's embrace
loves conquers all things
more than meets the eye
more than words can express
my head is spinning
my heart aches for you
my heart clings to you
my heart cries out to you
my heart is a lonely hunter
my heart is aflame
my heart is an open book
my heart is drowning in sorrow
my heart is in my hand
my heart is on fire
my heart is weary
my heart laid bare
my heart longs for you
my heart reached out
my heart sings to you
my heart waits for you
my heart will always be true
my heart will never be free
my heart withered like
my lonely heart
my lonely soul
my open soul
my soul is a shadow
my soul is alone
my soul is on fire
my soul laid bare
my soul reached out
my soul took flight
my stomach is tied up in knots
my tears fell like rain
my wandering soul
my weary soul
no man is an island
no one understands me
one in million
one true love
over and over again
pearls before swine
pounding of his lonely heart
reached new heights
red roses
road less traveled
sands of time
season's greetings
shadow of my soul
silence is golden
spice of life
stars like diamonds
stop and smell the roses
test the waters
thorn in my side
til the end of time
time after time
time and again
time heals all wounds
tip of the iceberg
two hearts
waiting for the dust to settle
waiting for your ship to come in
when all is said and done
wish upon a star
word that was left unspoken
words that were left unspoken
you clawed at my heart
you held onto my heart
you make the sun shine
you set my heart on fire
you tore my heart
you tore out my heart
young and in love
your cheating heart
your lying heart

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half a bubble off
half-baked idea
hammered
hand off
handle it with kid gloves
hands down
hands on
handwriting is on the wall
handy as a pocket on a shirt
hang in there
hang me out to dry
hang on every word
hang yourself
happy as a clam
happy as a lark
happy camper
hard days night
hard headed
hard stop
hard to swallow
hare brained idea
has a leg up
haste makes waste
hat in hand
hate his guts
have a cow
have a heart
have a heart attack
have a nice day
have a shot
have a stick up your ass
have the last laugh
haven't got a penny to my name
haven't got a row to hoe
he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn
he doesn't know what time it is
he dogged him
he got mugged
he has egg on his face
he is automatic
he is clutch.
he is hot
he is milk toast
he is money
he is toast
he learned his lesson
he lost the handle
he never met a doughnut he didn't like
he silenced the critics
he who cannot dance blames the dj
he who laughs last
he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword
he's got a bug up his ass
he's got game
he's got more money than he knows what to do with
he's got the skills to pay the bills
head over heels
heading for the poor house
heads up
heard it through the grapevine
heart breaker
heart of gold
heart of stone
heaven help us
heaven's to betsy
heavy heart
hell in a hand basket
hell raiser
hen pecked
here today gone tomorrow
here's mud in your eye
here's your hat what's your hurry
hide the salami
high as a kite
high hopes
high maintenance
highway robbery
hindsight is twenty twenty
his bark is bigger than his bite
his bark is worse than his bite
his elevator doesn't go to the top floor
his eyes are bigger than his stomach
his left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing
his mouth is writing checks his body can't cash
history repeats itself
hit below the belt
hit every ugly branch falling out of the tree
hit him right between the numbers
hit on
hit pay dirt
hit the books
hit the bricks
hit the deck!
hit the hay
hit the nail on the head
hit the road
hit the sack
hog heaven
hoisted by your own petard
hold the phone
hold your horses
holding all the cards
holy cow
home is where you hang your hat
hook line and sinker
hook me up
hop skip and a jump
hope against hope
hope springs eternal
horny as a peach-orchard boar
horny as a three peckered billy goat
horse apiece
horse around
horse of a different color
horsing around
hot as hell
hot beef injection
hot enough for you
hot enough to fry an egg
hot hand
hot water
hotter than a fox in a firestorm
hotter than georgia asphalt
house divided against itself cannot stand
how's it hanging
how's that for a topper
hump day
hunker down
hurl insults