When a couple's relationship is in trouble, we often read that they are "holding crisis talks". They're not world leaders or government officials! These "talks" also sometimes happen abroad, so it's probably just the man trying to win back the woman by taking her away and splashing some cash!
Oh and let's not forget "the One Direction hunk/heartthrob".
Worse still, when they say a couple's marriage is "on the rocks". I always think of a drink when they say that! Also, when someone small is described as "pint-sized"! (Edit-just noticed it mentioned above, sorry! ) And I hate the word "lag" used to describe prison inmates!