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metaphor

noun

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an elaborate or fanciful way of expressing something
  • "it's raining cats and dogs" is just a colorful metaphor and not a meteorological announcement

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The first known use of metaphor was in the 15th century

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“Metaphor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/metaphor. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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