Is 'don't do the crime if you can't do the time' a cliche?
I'm doing this thing for school and I was just wondering is it a cliche? If not then what is the actual name for it and phrases like it?
- shutuppaufaceLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, and cliches are cliches because they're true.
Since it's been around since Baretta in the '70s, you could also refer to it as a chestnut.
- 1 decade ago
Well yes, I believe it is.
If a phrase is commonly used again and again, then it can be referred to as a cliche.
And this phrase is definitelyy commonly used.