figures of speech


plural of figure of speech
as in phrases
a sequence of words having a specific meaning "The straw that broke the camel's back" is just a figure of speech, as there's not really a straw and not really a camel.

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“Figures of speech.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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