How to freshen up cliched expressions #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

I often read blogs where writers are told to avoid overused expressions like the plague. That would mean that all idiomatic and figurative language are off the table. The arguments are that triteness weakens prose and that readers gloss over anything overused.
In my humble opinion, there are ways to update clich├ęs so that they have resonance, and more often than not, end up having a humorous effect. Click the title above to continue reading.