The use of clichés is doubly scorned because it risks the reader not understanding the cliché, and it makes the writer appear incapable of original thought. As well, clichés tend to be rather vague; there will always be a concise word to explain your point.
Love is blind.
Matt didn’t notice Catherine’s bad habits.
The lion cub was the spitting image of his mother.
The lion cub had the same coloring and markings as his mother.
Haley’s Comet comes around once in a blue moon.
Haley’s Comet is only visible every 72 years.
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