Meaning: bad throughout. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: rotten4 through to the center
Rewrite 2: bad, bad, really bad
Rewrite 3: a core made of rotted heart
Rewrite 4: so full of corruptionn1b there's no room for a soul
Comment: Just think of Dr. Seuss's "Grinch" (the nasty green fellow who stole Christmas) before his conversion. Which reminds me! Happy holidays to all: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa!
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Some past and future clichés regarding GNU/Linux: “Some past and future clichés regarding (GNU/) LINUX. Originally printed in Mute Magazine.”