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mixed metaphor

a combination of incongruous metaphors, as when the Nazi jackboots sing their swan song
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Mixed metaphors here given the snow, but Paul Woods, the Treasurer for Newcastle City Council, said that they had to keep around "pounds 10m or so" (that's fine) for "emergencies .
The following are deliberately confused sentences taken from a collection of mixed metaphors.
Of how his often shambolic appearance and mixed metaphors mask a razor-sharp mind and terrifying memory.
Too often mixed metaphors infelicitous word choices and poor grammar derail its sentences.
It doesn't account for those mixed metaphors, but it would certainly explain his
Mixed metaphors can be funny ("This office is like a well-oiled sports team") or insightful (there are many in David Whyte's book Crossing the Unknown Sea)--and both types have value.
Despite the song's throwaway cliches and clumsy mixed metaphors (which includes "time heals all of the burned-out bridges.
Excuse the mixed metaphors, but it is also a bit of wolf in sheep's clothing.
Though Gurney's writing is light and readable, his mixed metaphors and overwrought prose at points reveal careless craftsmanship.
Mulumba's images, however awkward with mixed metaphors, resonated as he portrayed Britain as brought down by its individuals' greed, a greed which as an "altar" of self-interest had become a form of debased--and ostentatious--paganism.
The drama is rather crowded with mixed metaphors, including Ben's obsessive imitations of former Secretary of Defense Robert S.
We live in ah age of mixed metaphors and, more importantly, mixed opportunities.