A cliché describes a self-evident truth that becomes overused and then loses its descriptive power and thus needs to be reformed in language.
There is still the odd favourite.
"You get the face you deserve", is one; look at Christine Nixon, Simon Overland and Peter Ryan. Ask yourself who has been telling the truth all along, who is a twisted, sandbagging liar and who you would like to share your dinner table with.There has been so much written and speculated about this but just look at the faces with no other input.
Obvious isn't it?
On the international stage there is Dick Nixon, Joseph Stalin and Ghandi. Keeps working.
Back here we have Pyne/Abbot.