Examples of mixed metaphor in a Sentence
“If we want to get ahead we'll have to iron out the remaining bottlenecks” is an example of a mixed metaphor.
Recent Examples of mixed metaphor from the Web
Pardon the mixed metaphor, but Team Shuster is on a roll.
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First Known Use of mixed metaphor
MIXED METAPHOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mixed metaphor for English Language Learners
: a metaphor that combines different images or ideas in a way that is foolish or illogical
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