- adj. 陈腐的；平庸的
- v. 出租（马匹、马车等）；役使（hackney的过去式）
- hackneyed (adj.)
- "trite, so overused as to have become uninteresting," 1749, figurative use of past participle adjective from hackney (v.) "use a horse for riding" (1570s), hence "make common by indiscriminate use" (1590s), from hackney (n.), and compare hack (n.2) in its specialized sense of "one who writes anything for hire." From 1769 as "kept for hire."
- 1. This article is rather hackneyed.
- 2. Power corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts. That's the old hackneyed phrase, but it's true.
- 3. The hackneyed phrase came unintended to his lips.
- 4. Properly used, and not hackneyed, the words are good and appropriate.
- 如果用得得当, 而不是滥用的话, 这几个字倒是恰当的好字眼.
- 5. If the theme were hackneyed, I should be obliged to deal gently with the reader.
- 假如这是个老生常谈的题目, 我只消向读者轻描淡写一番就行了.
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