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Meaning of DEAD METAPHOR

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')
 
 Synonyms: frozen metaphor
 
 See Also: metaphor

 

 

 

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