Definition of mixed metaphor
: a figure of speech combining inconsistent or incongruous metaphors
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.
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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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