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Jun 20th 2018 at 6:08:57 AM •••

Should it be put into the description that this is a Dead Horse (or at least Discredited) Trope? It seems that almost all the examples are subversions in which the use is either clearly ironic or it is explicitly pointed out that the trope means the opposite of what it says.

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Jun 20th 2018 at 6:43:25 AM •••

A good point... the phrase is a Dead Horse Trope, but the sentiment is still incredibly common. Pretty much any breakup where the breaker-upper is supposed to be relatable (the one being broken up with isn't a piece of garbage) still runs on this, they just don't use the phrase.

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