A simile can become a cliché _____. when a fresh image is created when it is overused When it does not use "like" or "as" when too many of them are used in a poem
A simile becomes a cliche when it is overused. Pretty much any word or sentence formation becomes a cliche when overused, not just similes. An example of this would be saying that someone is "as blind as a bat", which has already become recognizable and widely used, making it a cliche.