My two favourites are beating a dead horse and making a mountain out of a molehill.
For some reason, the images that these two create are so funny to me. I always visualize everything, and for me these two are such visual clichés that I use them a lot because they make me laugh.
I don’t use clichés very often, but I love the images and the connotations they give off. I love how we can use these images to display what we’re thinking and I think it adds colour to a conversation. They spice up a boring discussion about something and can make someone laugh in a difficult situation. I find them fascinating!
I find myself often beating dead horses and making mountains out of molehills a lot of the time. I am a constant worrier and stubborn as a mule (simile! score!) so these two apply to my everyday life.
I’m gonna try and use clichés more often. They make me smile.