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mixed metaphor

mixed metaphor

noun

: a metaphor that combines different images or ideas in a way that is foolish or illogical

Full Definition of MIXED METAPHOR

:  a figure of speech combining inconsistent or incongruous metaphors

Examples of MIXED METAPHOR

  1. If we want to get ahead we'll have to iron out the remaining bottlenecks is an example of a mixed metaphor.

First Known Use of MIXED METAPHOR

circa 1748

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