Definition: A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance.
We all use little catch phrases. In recent years some have become so overused that they often lose their meaning. I was just sitting here thinking of some of the ones that are so worn out that it may be time to ditch them for something else.
Here's my list:
"Think outside of the box." - I'm guilty of using this one. What I would really like to do is just burn the box...Or maybe be the only person left still in the box.
"Change" - A campaign favorite! Everyone loves change...they love it, that is, until you actually start changing things.
"What goes around comes around." - This is another one I like to use. It makes me feel better when people are mean.
"If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem." - Really? Do you know how many problems there are out there? I'm pretty sure that I'm not part of all of them.
"Thrown under the bus." - Used in a sentence like "Wow, he really threw you under the bus on that one!"
It reminds of being a teenager and using the word "burn". Seems juvenile to me.
"Team" or "Team Player" - Team players usually aren't and teams are usually made up of a bunch of team players who usually aren't.
I've run out of catch phrases for now, but if you think of any, please add to the list....of course I will expect your own sarcastic definition to follow.
Oh...please don't "leave me out to dry" on this. :)