Save A Cliche?

We all know a cliche when we see one, and they are completely disgusting when used earnestly. So, are you up for the challenge of saving a cliche from itself? Give one of the following cliches a new life by using it somewhere in a story:

“The grass is greener on the other side.”
“You’re pushing my buttons.”
“His bark is worse than his bite.”
“Never say never.”

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