At least be certain you are using it correctly. Here are some clichés I’ve seen and heard that weren’t quite right:
Ellen burst the candle with both hands.
Brittany said it’s an error to be human.
Last night Rodney slept like a lark.
Taylor behaved like a bull in a china closet.
Zander is rotten to the cork.
The burglar struck Marlie, and she fell down with a thug.
Ramona never takes planes. She likes to be on terra cotta.
Jeremy sticks to his girlfriend like a leash.
That’s Donald’s whole story in a bombshell.
Obviously, your best bet is to avoid clichés like the plague.