Hey everyone, I thought for a minute that I have been using clichés without realizing them. Some of them are phrases like “His heart pounded repeatedly,” or, “the alarm clocked screamed at the top of its lungs,” “what goes around comes around.” Other clichés are unknown as well. We might have a sentence, such as “ten minutes went by” (although this one is really not a cliché, but it will become one. I’m asking how we can write original sentences without falling into clichés. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid them? One website suggests that we should not use clichés, which makes our work more original. Instead of using “what goes around comes around” (we should know that this is overused), we can use “something that we do is not going to come back to us, but it will eventually bounce back,” and so forth.