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Mixed Metaphor

Definition

Figure of speech which combines two or more inconsistent metaphors e.g. 'We're not through the woods by a long chalk.' Or more famously the fourth line from Hamlet's soliloquy: 'Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.' See metaphor.

[n] a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect

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