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

     
1.   Ginger it up. ( put energy into it )
     
2.   He is a pest. ( troublesome )
     
3.   The battle was a mere picnic. ( a trifling affair )
     
4.   He is a stormy petrel. ( person whose coming causes trouble or unrest )
     
5.   He sponges on his friends. ( takes money from, lives on )
     
6.   It has all gone to pot. ( gone to ruin )
     
7.   There's no punch in it. ( force )
     
8.   To curb one's impatience. ( control )
     
9.   To ride rough shod over. ( act in total disregard of another's feelings )
     
10.   He is on the shelf. ( retirement )
     
     
 
 
 

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