Well this is just sad. The Associated Press stylebook updates are taking all of your yiketties away:
— Teresa Schmedding (@tschmedding) March 27, 2015
Yes, it says “avoid hackneyed words and phrases, redundancies and exaggerations.” Which is kind of scary. I mean, we don’t follow AP style around here, obviously, but if we were forced to, that’d take away 95% of our material.