Tag: figurative-language

33 "When you Frankenstein a team together..." - Is "Frankenstein" a new verb? 2019-10-23T21:46:56.950

25 Is it proper to use "broke" in "Broke his feelings"? 2013-03-11T13:56:05.370

21 What is the meaning of "you know, be the pie"? 2014-05-27T12:32:31.130

14 unusual usage of bellowing 2020-05-14T23:11:25.437

10 Is there a figure of speech for "illlness which passes without a special treatment"? 2016-02-24T22:30:34.467

10 How do I understand a sentence without subject and verb in novels? 2017-05-28T13:40:39.313

10 Is "of blue" in order to mean "blue" grammatical? 2019-10-06T17:51:28.447

7 Meaning of "no day at the beach" 2014-08-11T13:03:32.777

6 "In the wake of" 2015-05-18T02:58:50.947

6 What does "boys rule, girls drool" mean? 2019-09-13T19:26:59.067

5 "Dare to be dull" 2014-12-08T13:18:48.713

5 How to dissect/parse 'no sooner X than Y'? 2015-01-16T02:54:57.937

5 The verb “to plow through” 2015-05-24T20:47:05.470

5 Meaning of the phrase 'pitching black ropes' 2020-05-13T20:47:45.213

4 What does *bend the rule* mean? 2013-06-01T02:35:31.170

4 Restive Northern Mali 2014-07-25T11:47:47.890

4 Confrontation With Beijing 2014-09-30T19:21:21.830

4 pledge your first-born child to Microsoft -- I don't understand what that means 2015-03-05T21:28:08.367

4 What is a "middle class injury"? 2017-01-13T19:49:09.003

4 Expression for "abundant source of" 2017-05-22T16:34:59.710

4 "figurative" vs "metaphorical" 2017-06-30T18:52:20.693

3 Meaning of 'solitudes' 2014-11-30T03:45:00.823

3 Can a person be described as “squeaky”? 2017-05-15T21:47:34.897

3 "if it/that were possible" 2017-05-27T05:44:46.767

3 "The best outcome for Spain…" Is there any ambiguity as to the meaning of this phrase? 2017-06-24T20:13:58.323

3 under cover of pinkness? 2018-09-16T04:54:50.280

2 Shuffle Through Motions 2014-05-21T13:00:03.677

2 What is the meaning of the verb “willed” in the following context: 2014-06-08T07:52:13.900

2 Meaning of "On" in "Roll On" 2014-07-09T13:08:37.967

2 Why were security cameras "seeing"? 2015-01-26T04:52:54.150

2 Meaning Of "See" 2 2015-01-26T18:29:51.283

2 Meaning Of "Under" 2015-01-29T21:53:19.557

2 Is it ungrammatical to end a list preceded by a colon without an "and"? 2015-02-19T03:25:15.833

2 "To mingle from single" 2015-02-24T12:19:26.347

2 Through Vs Outside Of 2015-04-28T21:27:29.217

2 Meaning of "Deep Winter " 2015-06-25T23:35:48.707

2 "No strings attached": scope, verb to introduce? 2015-07-08T22:06:45.617

2 Looking for English proverb equal to "Chalti ka naam gaadi hai" = "a thing which runs is called a vehicle" 2016-03-26T13:50:51.690

2 what is the meaning of "call all the shots" 2016-05-27T10:40:51.797

2 Why "John lost his coat and his temper" has logically and grammatically different ideas? 2016-06-28T03:29:30.783

2 What is P***Y? Is it giving a bad impression? 2016-11-16T11:33:22.373

2 "Hot embers" and "cold ice". Is this a figure of speech? 2017-06-20T07:23:13.267

2 Metaphor vs Analogy 2017-12-19T12:28:26.960

2 were anchored from? 2018-12-14T07:10:15.477

2 What does "moanest loud" mean? 2019-01-23T17:58:51.670

2 Did Percy use an omission after "fed"? 2019-03-03T06:15:46.527

2 What does the phrase "The horse has left the barn" mean? 2019-09-26T17:10:49.393

2 "Go Back to square one" VS "Go back to the drawing board" 2019-09-29T16:02:24.313

1 Usage, Meaning Of "Around" 2014-11-02T22:41:36.567

1 Meaning Of "See" 2015-01-25T04:09:51.797

1 wax about Orthodox swords but don't actually go to church much -- meaning? 2015-01-29T07:44:05.643

1 Usage of "Keep Any Shape" 2015-02-02T19:53:36.563

1 Is "without" the opposite of "within?" 2015-02-14T01:56:18.473

1 Ellipsis with apostrophe? 2015-06-02T21:46:31.777

1 Touched By Controversy 2015-06-04T05:42:11.893

1 How can 'turnover' be interpreted figuratively? 2015-06-05T04:40:44.457

1 Spooking at shadows 2016-01-14T12:08:49.527

1 A verb which used to describe process of problem solving or making something good to differentiate a person involved from others? 2016-11-01T06:48:01.160

1 To "favor someone's side of the house" 2016-12-08T14:29:16.647

1 What's a common idiom to say someone is strong? 2017-01-14T12:49:58.840

1 none has come up with 2017-09-28T20:13:05.797

1 what is the meaning of communion in the paragraph? 2018-01-15T03:15:30.597

1 What does "tripwire" mean as a verb? 2018-09-14T22:49:37.170

1 What is the literary device used here? 2018-12-19T23:28:00.737

1 Can "watermelon" and "brain" be used to refer to one's head metaphorically? 2019-05-09T17:16:55.000

1 Difference between Metonymy and Synecdoche 2019-09-18T10:48:06.317

1 Why are the poor duck and the goose targetted in a derogatory sense In English? 2019-09-21T18:31:22.073

1 "March to the beat of one's own drum" Positive or Negative 2019-09-30T04:50:47.737

1 Understanding - "Cantaloupe-colored sunrises ... all kinds of things that didn't include black plastic mountains of trash and the smell of dog urine." 2019-10-18T07:01:06.557

1 How can I interpret "soundtrack" here? 2019-10-19T11:39:41.007

1 When is "may" a fact? 2019-10-24T22:03:30.907

1 Proper use of "lay" and "lie" in figurative present tense 2020-02-10T19:13:13.290

1 Is my nationality Dutch or Netherlands? 2020-02-19T11:39:44.103

1 Metonymy of curtain 2020-05-11T04:18:17.687

1 To rewind the tape to where or when? 2020-08-06T11:11:04.863

0 Newspaper Usages of "In The Lead" 2014-09-27T22:34:41.140

0 The Pain Went Down 2015-01-12T23:42:55.983

0 Usage of "Hold Its Shape" 2015-02-04T19:15:21.330

0 Go Down In A Notebook 2015-03-13T06:16:09.760

0 On/Off His Routine 2015-06-25T03:09:33.957

0 Expressing the idea that one can barely live or survive (figurative, if possible) 2015-08-03T20:19:15.767

0 Spine/stem synonym with figurative meaning 2015-12-16T04:46:20.253

0 Can I say 'I will keep your heart from the fall' 2017-05-21T10:35:54.220

0 Is the expression "sick to hell" too strong? 2017-08-04T10:32:51.537

0 Based on the context of the story, could this sentence be literal or figurative? 2017-09-04T14:31:49.867

0 Figure of Speech - Comparing Singular with Plural, and Vice Versa 2017-09-17T09:15:42.010

0 What does this figurative usage of "swampy" mean? 2018-09-15T02:12:56.867

0 What does 'cogs' mean in this context? 2018-12-04T03:00:45.250

0 Is this phrase a dramatic effect? 2018-12-12T18:03:11.343

0 What is the meaning of brush in this sentence 2019-02-23T12:57:37.653

0 Persistent much? (What does it mean) 2019-05-11T11:43:54.667

0 Meaning of "Reverse my Polarity" 2019-07-21T00:21:00.700

0 What is to trip down the aisle? 2019-11-02T14:39:41.907

0 Meaning of "speak the language of" 2019-12-18T13:21:40.167

0 Please interpret and analyze sentences 2020-01-01T14:37:43.763

0 The figure of speech 'It's your party ' meaning 2020-01-15T11:12:14.507

0 Figurative Meaning of "Migrate" 2020-05-15T10:47:04.777

0 Is "slip of an object" a personification? 2020-08-23T22:53:25.013

-1 Cross Over From ...To 2014-09-08T22:35:36.137