• Definition for "mixed metaphor"
    • A succession of incongruous metaphors, like in The…
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mixed metaphor definition

  • noun:
    • A succession of incongruous metaphors, like in The negotiator played his cards toward hilt.
    • An overreaching or contradictory mixture of two distinct metaphors, similes or idioms.
    • a mixture of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous result
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