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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

ya think
yank your chain
yanking your chain
yappy as a dog
ye sow so shall ye reap
year dot
year zero
yearn for
years young
yellow bellied
yellow journalism
yellow light
yellow peril
you ain't seen nothin' yet
you are what you eat
you bet
you bet your boots
you can be sure
you can be sure of it
you can catch more flies with honey than with vine
you can dish it out but you sure can't take it
you can do anything you put your mind to
you can hardly blame him
you can lead a horse to water
you can lead a horse to water but you can't make h
you can lead a horticulture but you can't make her
you can never be too rich or too blonde
you can never go home again
you can pick your friends and you can pick your no
you can run
you can say that again
you can take that to the bank
you can tell the men from the boys by the price of
you can't be too careful
you can't fit a square peg in a round hole
you can't fix what ain't broken
you can't have your cake and eat it too
you can't judge a book by its cover
you can't learn to swim without getting in the wat
you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
you can't put anything past her
you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube
you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip
you can't stop him you can only hope to contain h
you can't swing a dead cat
you can't take it with you
you can't take knickers off a bare arse
you can't teach an old dog new tricks
you can't win them all
you cannot judge someone until you have walked a m
you clawed at my heart
you could have knocked me over with a feather
you could knock me over with a feather
you could put your eye out
you don't have a leg to stand on
you don't miss the water till the well runs dry
you get out of it what you put into it
you get what you deserve
you got it coming to you
you got your just desserts
you gotta do what you gotta do
you gotta put your foot down
you had to be there
you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet
you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette
you have to make it happen
you have to separate the chaff from the wheat
you have to stand for something or you'll fall for
you haven't seen anything yet
you held onto my heart
you hit the nail on the head
you lead a horse to water
you lie like a dog
you lie like a rug
you lost me
you made your bed
you made your bed now your gonna have to lie in it
you make a better door than a window
you make the sun shine
you make your bed
you must be out of your mind
you must crawl before you can walk
you only hurt the one you love
you only live once
you reap what you sow
you say potayto i say potahto
you scratch my back
you scratch my back and i'll scratch yours
you set my heart on fire
you snooze you loose
you sound like a broken record
you throw filth on the living and flowers on the d
you tore my heart
you tore out my heart
you wash my back i'll wash yours
you win some you lose some
you'll change your mind once you get older
you'll know it when you see it
you'll never know unless you try
you'll understand when you're older
you're a good egg
you're a sight for sore eyes
you're all wet
you're as white as a ghost
you're as young as you feel
you're dead meat
you're driving me insane
you're driving me up a wall
you're fired
you're going to get it
you're gonna get your fingers burned
you're off your rocker
you're only as old as you feel
you're over the line
you're the boss
you're the gleam in your father's eye
you've got more front than myers
you've got nerve
you've got to give back what you've gained
you've got to give back what you've learned
you've got to take the bad with the good
young and foolish
young and in love
young and vibrant
young blood
young loins
your cheating heart
your father wasn't a glass maker
your goose is cooked
your guess is as good as mine
your lying heart
your name is mud
your own making
your place or mine