Ace in the hole
All in a day's work
Are you a man or a mouse
As hot as hell
She'll be right
time stood still
There are many more. You can find a more comprehensive list at: http://www.clichelist.net/
Often when we think we need to emphasise and explain (or use a cliche), we actually don't. If we do, then we are dumbing down the reader. Less is often more.
The horror writer Stephen King emphasises but does it will the skill of a master at his craft.
A good one who eases in serious matters (e.g. radioactive water) without any fan fare is Fay Weldon - The She Devil. She's a master at this.
I for one, am just as guilty of over emphasising too. It's an ongoing battle. Hopefully, we'll get there in the final cut.
What are cliches?
They were once a new way of saying something but with overuse became tired and boring.