well-trodden - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˌwel ˈtrɒd(ə)n/
  1. 1
    walked on by many people for a long time

    a well-trodden path

  2. 2
    already done or discussed, and no longer necessary, interesting, or useful

    No surprises here – we’ll be going over well-trodden territory.