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

     
1.   A chicken-hearted fellow. ( timid )
     
2.   A bull in a china shop. ( a rough person among fragile things )
     
3.   Don't play the goat. ( behave foolishly )
     
4.   They combed out the city. ( searched thoroughly )
     
5.   He's a mere cog in the machine. ( unimportant part of it )
     
6.   To dot the i's and cross the t's. ( give precise details )
     
7.   A crusty fellow. ( ill tempered )
     
8.   Drum it into them. ( repeat and repeat )
     
9.   His fortunes were ebbing.
     
10.   The tide of his success.
     
     
 
 
 

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