(entered for 01.02.06) (Sorry, I was sick over New Years and missed some entries.)
Meaning: get past the hardest part. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: get beyond Wednesday
Rewrite 2: make it past payday
Rewrite 3: get over the mountain
Rewrite 4: clear the construction and get to the open road
Comment: There are lots of things with humps, some of which are harder to get over than others. A camel, or instance, has a hump, but you really need to ride the hump rather than get over it.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Literary Voice: Don’t Panic Cliches, but Do Read, Read, Read: “So trying to become aware of the cliches in the language and the ones you use yourself.”