|Overview: Thought-Terminating Cliche|
Use of a common phrase or buzzword in place of rational thought.
What is a Thought-Terminating Cliche?
John Spacey, updated on July 08, 2016
A thought-terminating cliche is a political slogan, analogy, folk saying, catch-phase or buzzword that is commonly used as a less than rational argument or thought process. For example:---Let's think outside the box.---I think we should follow best practices ... ---What we really need is to disrupt and innovate.---Smash the four olds! (Chinese political slogan during cultural revolution)---
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