dead metaphor

dead metaphor


Definition of DEAD METAPHOR

:  a word or phrase (as time is running out) that has lost its metaphoric force through common usage

First Known Use of DEAD METAPHOR



Next Word in the Dictionary: dead mouth
Previous Word in the Dictionary: de admensuratione
All Words Near: dead metaphor

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up dead metaphor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More