mixed metaphor


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mixed metaphor

a combination of incongruous metaphors, as when the Nazi jackboots sing their swan song
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Keep your eyes peeled for future copycat triple mixed metaphors, to be known forever as 'Serotas'.
Forgive the mixed metaphor, but it looks the final frontier of live television might have a new hope.
"Mixed Metaphor": A Gemini, I'm a mixed metaphor,/Both a strong and henpecked metaphor.//Basho's images are the things they are;/His melon is no mud-flecked metaphor.//The hyper-real postmodern age mirrored/Our lives.
That's a mixed metaphor - and not a particularly attractive one at that.
What is surprising, perhaps, is the prominence attached to the 'flying geese' theory of economic development, which many observers considered to be something of a dead duck--if one may forgive the mixed metaphor. After spending a chapter reviewing Kaname Akamatsu's original formulation, Ozawa introduces the 'dynamic stages of structural upgrading', which is a revamped reading of the original flying geese theory.
starlight At first seems like a disadvantage, like a mixed metaphor,
I guess we must also grant that this new cyberspaced-out human brain is a two-edged sword (how's that for a mixed metaphor?--not that a younger generation would notice ...).
Sorry about the mixed metaphor there, it's just I'm too excited about the final to pay attention to things like that right now.
It is a mixed metaphor and a recipe for trouble to make a guaranteed product perform as an investment.
The clever way Myers turns a phrase often gets lost in a mixed metaphor or cliche.
The result is rather a mixed metaphor but one that nonetheless explores the notion of Aboriginal identity, particularly the imposition of a belief system on a culture.
Or have we thus described the logic or illogic of Tassin's mixed metaphor? Hovering somewhere over a missing gallery space that can only be reconstructed and an artist's studio that meets the reconstruction halfway as simulation, Fairyland is structurally funereal and sight-specifically fantastic.
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