Pleonasm

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Unnecessary phrases, words... we would all like, sometimes, to say more than is, strictly speaking, necessary. Usually about ourselves.

A pleonasm is a phrase, wording or group of words which uses a number of words in excess of the number of words which would otherwise be required to express the concept in question most tersely or succinctly. The phrase "is a pleonasm" is redundant. Prefer "is redundant". "I see it with my own eyes" is another example of a pleonasm.