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metaphor US English

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

mixed metaphor US English

A combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect (e.g., this tower of strength will forge ahead)

metaphor US Thesaurus

the profusion of metaphors in her everyday speech has gotten pretty tiresome

metaphor English-Spanish

metáfora feminine

a dead metaphor in dead English-Spanish

una metáfora lexicalizada


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