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boilerplate (adjective and noun) BOY-ler-playt
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Cliché-ridden writing; formulaic.
Every example (Brown: "I will not let you down"; Gore: "I will never let you down") is the most basic, clunkiest, political boilerplate.
, 29 September 2007.
Every email, press release and other written communication issued by the National Audit Office carries a boilerplate assurance testifying to the watchdog's disinterest in the political process.
, 23 November 2007.
"The investment banks may have used very broad, boilerplate disclaimer language that effectively failed to disclose fully and fairly all the information," he said.
The movie is your standard haunted-house boilerplate, with an American exchange student in Tokyo (Sarah Michelle Gellar) out to solve the mystery.
Just about any sports movie, airport paperback or motivational tape delivers a few boilerplate rules for success.
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