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Metaphors

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

     
1.   They are on the rocks. ( ruined )
     
2.   To spin a yarn. ( tell a story )
     
3.   To spur on. ( urge )
     
4.   To husband one's resources. ( take great care of )
     
5.   To whet one's curiosity. ( sharpen )
     
6.   A windfall. ( unexpected gain )
     
7.   Fountain of knowledge.
     
8.   Mine of information.
     
9.   To duck someone. ( to plunge him in water and bring him up quickly )
     
10.   To hound someone ( to hunt him, or worry him continually )
     
     
 
 
 

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