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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.

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Popular Cliches

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
back stabber
baited breath
baptism by fire
bated breath
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
beauty is only skin deep
big heart
broken heart
cry over spilled milk
do you feel me
does my heart good
driving me crazy
endless words
everything's coming up roses
faint heart never a true love knows
fall head over heels
fall through the cracks
fan the flames
far as the eye can see
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
hang in there
have a heart
heart breaker
heavy heart
hollow soul
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
rose by any other name
roses are red
sands of time
season's greetings
shadow of my soul
silence is golden
solitary soul
soul full of longing
soul full of sorrow
soul of discretion
spice of life
star crossed lovers
stars like diamonds
stop and smell the roses
tender as a mother's heart
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
violets are blue
waiting for the dust to settle
waiting for your ship to come in
weary heart
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

More Cliches & Poems

gag me with a spoon
gala occasion
game for it
game is afoot
game is on the line
game is on the line the
game is up
game on
game plan
game set and match
games people play
gang bang
gang bangers
gang up
gaol bait
gaol sentence
garbage in
garlic milkshake
gathering like flies
gathering momentum
gave it a wide berth
gave permission to
gave the impression
geared up
gee whiz
general conditions
general public
general purpose
general thrust
generation x
generous offer
genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent p
gentle as a lamb
gentle hint
genuine offer
get a feeling
get a grip
get a grip of
get a grip on yourself
get a handle on it
get a handle on this
get a hold of yourself
get a job
get a kick out of
get a leg up
get a life
get a room
get a word in edgewise
get ahead early and stay ahead late
get all worked up
get along like oil and water
get an earful
get away with it
get back to you later
get back up on the horse
get bent out of shape
get cleaned out
get crushed
get down
get down and dirty
get down to bare bones
get down to brass tacks
get down to it
get down to the nitty gritty
get even
get in the groove
get in top gear
get it
get it outta my hair
get it right first time
get it together
get lost
get mad
get my message
get off
get off my back
get off on the right
get off on the wrong foot
get on her high horse
get on her soap box
get on with it
get one's goat
get out of dodge
get out of here
get out of my hair
get outta town by sundown
get over it
get over the hump
get real
get stuck in
get stuffed
get the ball rolling
get the gist
get the hook
get the kinks out of
get the lead out
get the peanut butter out of your ears
get the sack
get the show on the road
get thee behind me satan
get to grips
get to the bottom of
get to the bottom of it
get underway
get up off the mat
get used to it
get what you give
get what you pay for
get with the program
get your act together
get your arms around it
get your dander up
get your ducks in a row
get your feet wet
get your foot in the door
get your goat
get your head in the game
get your head out of the clouds
get your mind out of the gutter
get your sea legs
gets my goat
getting hitched
getting out of hand
getting the feel
ghost in the machine
ghost town
giant killer
gift of the gab
gild the lily
gilding the lily
gilt edged
gimme a break
ginger up
ginned up
gird your loins
girl next door
girl talk
git er done
give 'em hell
give ‘em an inch
give a damn
give a good impression
give a hoot
give a little take a little
give a wide berth
give an inch and he takes a mile
give and take
give as good as you get
give credit where credit is due
give him a run for his money
give hime 'em enough rope
give it a rest
give it a whirl
give it another go
give it away
give it the old college try
give it up
give it your best shot
give me a break
give me a hand
give or take a few
give someone a break
give the shirt off your back
give them a finger
give them a finger and they'll take the whole hand
give them a hand
give them an inch
give them an inch and they'll take a mile
give up the ghost
give you the edge
give your right arm
given the circumstances
given the facts
given the run around
given to him on a silver platter
gives 110 percent
gives me the creeps
giving me earache
giving someone the bird
glare of publicity
glaring omission
glass ceiling
glass of the mirror simply melted away
glimmer in her eyes
glimmer in his eyes
glimmer of hope
gloom and doom
glory hole
glory is forever
glory seeker
gloss over
glowing like a good deed in a naughty world
glutton for punishment
go a round or two
go against the grain
go ahead
go along for the ride
go along with it
go and boil your head
go at it tooth and nail
go back to the well
go balistic
go belly up
go berserk
go by the board
go by the book
go crazy
go dolally
go down hill
go down that road
go dutch
go figure
go fly a kite
go for broke
go for it
go for the gusto
go for the kill
go getter
go haywire
go head to head
go him one better
go into it
go jump in the lake
go like the clappers
go off at half-cock
go out in a blaze of glory
go out on a limb
go over his head
go over like a lead balloon
go overboard
go postal
go pound sand
go take a running jump
go the extra mile
go through the motions
go through the roof
go through with it
go to pot
go to the dogs
go to the mattresses
go together hand in hand
go too far
go where the green lights lead you
go with the flow
go with your gut
God given right
god help us
god is dead
god never closes a door without opening a window
god only knows
god rot them
god speed
god willing
godfrey daniel
goes without saying
going against the tide
going around in circles
going away empty-handed
going bananas
going down
going for a song
going forward
going gang-busters
going in for the kill
going nineteen to the dozen
going on
going south
going through the hoop
going to have to live with it
going to hell in a hand basket
going to hell in a handbasket
going with the flow
gold digger
gold standard
golden child
golden child the
golden opportunity
golden touch
golf - gentlemen only ladies forbidden
golly gee willikers
gone but not forgotten
gone fishing
gone for a burton
gone to the dogs
gone too far
goo far
good a gold
good as gold
good as new
good beginning makes a good ending
good beginning makes good ending
good bye
good call
good crack
good deal
good deed for the day
good fences make good neighbors
good for nothing
good idea
good in parts
good man is hard to find
good men and true
good news
good one
good one got away
good recovery
good riddance
good rule of thumb
good samaritan
good soldier
good soul
good things come to he who waits
good things come to those who wait
good time was had by all
good times
good to go
good to the last drop
good vibrations
goody bag
goody two-shoes
goofing off
goose is cooked
gordon bennett
gory details
gospel truth
got a hole in his pocket
got a leg up
got a leg up on it
got a loaf in the oven
got all your ducks in a row
got beat like a drum
got burned
got him by the short hairs
got him scratching his head
got his feet under the table
got knocked up
got lost in the shuffle
got my mojo working
got off
got off on the right foot
got off on the wrong foot
got schooled
got spanked
got swept
got taken for a ride
got the message
got the stuffing beat out of him
got them by the short and curlies
got under my skin
got whooped
got you by the bollocks
got you over a barrel
got your back
got your hand caught in the cookie jar
got your head in the clouds
got your nose all pushed out of joint
got your nose all pushed out of shape
grab for the brass ring
grab the bull by the horns
grab the gold
grab what you can
grace of god
grain of salt
grand final
grand slam
grandfather clock
granny dumping
grasp the nettle
grasping at straw
grasping at straws
grass is always greener
grass is always greener on the other side
grass is always greener on the other side the
grass roots
grass up
grateful thanks
grave concerns
grave crisis
grave issues
graveyard shift
grease a palm
grease monkey
grease paint
greased lightning
great divide
great tradition
great unwashed
greater clarity
greater say
greatest thing since sliced bread
greek to me
green as grass
green eyed monster
green horn
green light
green thumb
green with envy
green-eyed monster
greener pastures
gregory peck
grey area
grey hairs
grey matter
grief-stricken
Grim Reaper
grin and bear it
grin like a cheshire cat
grinning from ear to ear
grinning like a cheshire cat
grist for the mill
grotesque figure
ground floor
ground rule
ground rules
groundhog day
grounds for appeal
growing like a weed
grudge match
guarded response
guardian angel
guest of honour
guilty as hell
guilty by association
guinea pig
guitar hero
gum up the works
gun law
gunboat diplomacy
gung ho
gunning for
guns blazing
gut check
gut feeling
gutless git