trope
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(pronounced trohp)

Not to be confused with “tripe” (oh, what a difference a vowel can make!), this term means a figure of speech, cliché, or a common or overused theme or device.

Example: Their principal’s verbose, trope-laden oratories at every Monday morning staff meeting induced consistent internal eye-rolling and suppressed sighs among the firm’s project managers, designers and administrators.