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

     
1.   A mere shadow of his former self.
     
2.   He was eclipsed by his rival.
     
3.   He is playing with edged tools. ( dangerous things )
     
4.   To pour oil on the trouble waters. ( to end quarrelling )
     
5.   To fan the flames. ( increase excitement or emotion )
     
6.   This is a fishy business. ( dishonest, underhand )
     
7.   He was foxing. ( pretending )
     
8.   He was gassing away. ( talking nonsense )
     
9.   He was hand in glove with the robbers. ( closely connected with )
     
10.   They goaded him on. ( urged )
     
     
 
 
 

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