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

     
1.   He was constantly harping on this subject. ( talking endlessly )
     
2.   It harrowed my feelings. ( wounded )
     
3.   He blows his own trumpet . ( praises himself )
     
4.   To put the lid on. ( put and end to )
     
5.   A knotty problem. ( difficult to solve )
     
6.   It is all plain sailing. ( easy )
     
7.   He is a leper. ( an outcast )
     
8.   A nosy fellow. ( prying, inquisitive )
     
9.   Palm it off on him. ( give it to him by a trick )
     
10.   Put some pepper into it. ( energy, force )
     
     
 
 
 

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