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mixed metaphor

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as in catachresis

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The first known use of mixed metaphor was circa 1748

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“Mixed metaphor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mixed%20metaphor. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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