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The use of words to indicate something different from the literal meaning is know as metaphors.

     
1.   He is an ass. ( stupid )
     
2.   He apes ( imitates ) his betters.
     
3.   Don't monkey about with it. ( play tricks )
     
4.   I was thunder struck.
     
5.   My hopes were blasted.
     
6.   He was the apple of his eye. ( his darling )
     
7.   He is prodigal in expenditure.
     
8.   To dog his foot-steps. ( follow like a dog )
     
9.   He is fishing for compliments.
     
10.   He is a regular wet blanket. ( a depressing influence )
     
     
 
 
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