Hold up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass! Lamarr:
"Head them off at the pass"? I hate
that cliché! [shoots Taggart in the foot]
Stock Phrases are a line of dialogue which get repeated very often in different fictional works, but always carrying the same meaning each and every time they're used. In many cases, they will only be uttered in a specific situation, and often with the same exact words each time. In
If the phrase is a signature line closely associated with a single character or specific work, it becomes their
. When you've heard the entire
. See also
, which can be attributed to a single source but get quoted over and over in the same way each time.
For "stock phrases" whose meaning is exclusive to Troper wiki culture, see the index of
that don't have their own article.