Expressing Metaphors

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One gets a little wary when one hears the words ‘figuratively speaking’. The dictionary says, a metaphor “is a figure of speech in which a word or a phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable”. Well, given the latitude of ‘not literally applicable’ some of the figuratively speaking words can be a bit of a stretch.

He’s a walking encylopedia

 

She look’s good enough to eat!

 

He’s a couch potato.

Here comes the dragon lady!

 

Hungry as a horse.

 

He’s a smiling Budha.

 

Having the heart of a lion.

 

Time is money

 

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