Thought-Blocking Cliché

When a commonly used phrase is used to put your mind at ease, suspend your thinking, quell cognitive dissonance or move on to other topics. It is an attempt to end discussion with a cliché or truism instead of reason.

This is especially effective when using old or popular sayings that are well-recognized, rhyming phrases or statements that pass for folk wisdom.


Let's bet everything we have on this business venture. Fortune favors the bold!

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