These are sentences that people (maybe even you!) trot out all the time. No offence but, we're ever so slightly fed up with them!

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1. ‘You’d get less for murder!’

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Somebody will always tell you this after you reveal how long you’ve been married.

 

2. ‘What’s the weather like up there?’

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Taller than average people are used to hearing this.

 

3. ‘Nice weather for ducks!’

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A cheery passerby quips when it’s pouring with rain.

 

4. ‘Cheer up, it might never happen…’

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An irritating comment you’ll receive if you’re looking a bit down.

 

5. ‘I’m ready to go home now…’

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A fellow holidaymaker moans near the end of their break. Are they crazy? Swap the beach for the tube. No thanks!

 

6. ‘Christmas is for the kids, really, isn’t it?’

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An opinion made during the festive season by a shopper in the supermarket while stocking up with the bubbly!

 

7. ‘Time flies when you’re having fun!’

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You happened to ask: ‘Is that the time already, realising it’s later than you thought and that was the obligatory response you received.

 

8. ‘Knowing my luck, it’ll be an oncoming train…’

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You’d tried to reassure a stressed pal that there would be light at the end of the tunnel and you got that pessimistic remark for your trouble!

 

9. ‘It’ll all be downhill from now on…’

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An expression used to describe something getting worse, but why? Going downhill is actually the easy bit!

 

10. ‘It’s been an uphill struggle…’

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You’ve often said this yourself when a task’s been a lot tougher than you thought it’d be.

 

11. ‘Are you sisters?’

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Normally a comment made by a cheeky chap. It’s supposed to be a compliment given to a mother and daughter.  Listen up, men, you’re only flattering Mum here!

 

12. ‘Is is natural?’

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Not an unfamiliar question received by curly haired people, at least you think they meant your locks!

 

13. ‘Do you come here often?’

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No, we’re not going to delve into the murky realms of dodgy chat-up lines, but this well-worn phrase had to be included.