Tag: metaphors

43 What is mom-pkin? 2017-09-17T10:40:05.723

27 What does "One CPU is going to 'smoke' another CPU" mean? 2015-12-15T18:58:01.483

25 What does "Rabbit hole" mean? 2017-01-21T11:07:52.487

15 What does the nutshell in “in a nutshell” stand for? 2015-12-17T12:44:08.397

14 Meaning of "Chucking an ice cube into the path of a forest fire"? 2015-11-15T18:25:12.740

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

13 How would people use "cherry-pick"? 2017-01-31T18:21:14.507

12 What does 'straphanger' mean in this dialogue? 2017-07-18T15:45:56.663

12 How to understand: "The owls are nothing next to the rumors that are flying around"? 2018-09-06T02:29:58.613

10 Help to understand: "leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America…" 2018-08-02T08:08:30.630

9 Barking up a tree ("barking up the wrong tree") 2016-01-06T14:50:13.260

9 Help to understand "a 'bullseye' on his chest" 2018-08-20T03:01:22.387

8 What does “trap a bag of cement” mean in this example? 2014-09-11T14:57:49.173

8 What does it mean "a fork stuck in the road"? 2016-03-15T02:57:31.563

8 The syntax of metaphors in English 2016-10-27T14:24:39.757

8 What does "step on the brakes" mean in this context? 2017-06-16T11:22:47.833

8 "Canon" for technical subjects 2018-07-20T12:12:15.997

7 What is the word for describing a thing right at the edge? 2013-02-26T19:33:15.530

7 What is 'Arab Spring to Indian Winter' in the title? 2016-02-09T05:51:22.347

6 What does 'it's blowed over' mean? 2013-05-26T08:16:38.977

5 meaning(metaphor) of the sentence: "putting my fireproof suit on" 2015-03-24T20:48:32.120

5 What is "after the dinosaurs, but before the giant armored sloths"? 2015-05-12T12:39:05.103

5 What is the meaning of "the sun a coin"? 2015-09-05T02:25:34.683

5 What kind of brooch is a "topaz brooch, a bowl of brimming yellow water"? 2016-01-06T07:37:49.047

4 where CSS cascades, so HTML inherits -- I don't quite get how "so" is used in this context 2014-10-17T21:24:05.123

4 "Dole out the beatings" & "a pinky back into this pond" 2015-04-11T14:12:07.767

4 How do I use “stumbling block” in a sentence? 2016-06-21T15:55:34.643

4 "Wet my beak" metaphor / idiom 2016-09-18T04:18:48.720

4 What does "bleed" mean in this context? 2016-10-07T10:37:24.003

4 rollover -- what does this word mean in the following context? 2016-11-26T18:55:21.283

4 How does the number of eyes represent the number of persons? 2017-06-08T11:06:04.193

4 "Technicolor bread and butter"? — I'm positively confounded 2017-07-31T02:14:05.063

3 Does "virgin plains" make sense in an English poetic composition? 2013-03-03T21:32:30.260

3 "Life is a journey", positive or negative? 2013-08-15T17:17:13.157

3 Help me make a sentence with a figurative meaning 2014-03-20T09:02:03.700

3 How can an injustice "stand"? 2014-05-03T04:06:43.860

3 Question about meaning of "Legoland" 2014-07-05T21:12:08.910

3 I have a solid / strong foundation / background in this field 2015-01-06T15:46:14.273

3 What is a better English idiom that can be used to express a love of learning? 2015-03-07T10:16:47.957

3 What are water sleeves? ("For a few seconds their ankles glittered in rippling sleeves of retreating water.") 2015-11-29T20:13:16.280

3 a Prince Charming, a rock, a man with whom... -- what do they mean by "a rock"? 2015-12-02T00:36:40.983

3 What are these parts? -- "So she just stood there, ..., like in a trance, listening to ..., hoping that ..." 2015-12-14T17:08:51.213

3 Usage of "XXX like YYY". Why "Companies go through drivers like oats go through a horse"? 2015-12-16T06:18:34.460

3 What is the meaning of "But no last trump" in following sentence? 2016-05-14T10:17:06.933

3 What does "life on the road" mean? 2016-05-17T10:11:52.493

3 What was Jobs trying to say when he said "It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it" 2016-09-16T03:55:42.530

3 Why "The pump don't work ..." correct here? 2018-10-09T12:03:34.500

3 Idiom using the metaphore of "shouting in the dark" & English equivalent 2019-10-14T18:53:00.500

2 Can this be the antecedent? 2013-07-18T11:49:04.110

2 Somewhere, or sometime, down the road? 2013-07-27T02:52:30.337

2 Understanding the meaning of “breathe the air of human spirit” 2013-09-16T10:17:34.440

2 Is this "as superior as" construction grammatically correct? 2014-03-19T01:16:43.287

2 “It is true that smoking is bad. So is it that drinking is bad.” 2014-05-22T14:33:33.880

2 What does dropping "paint off the roof" mean? 2014-06-14T14:24:46.847

2 What are "the races"? 2014-08-09T10:32:58.980

2 How to translate German “auswalzen / breitwalzen” to English? 2014-12-04T09:52:44.987

2 there will be minds that remain blank and spines that remain unkindled 2014-12-12T09:57:23.690

2 What does "Cathartic" here mean? 2014-12-26T07:58:25.350

2 skimming off the top 2015-07-14T04:28:37.613

2 lead between the eyes -- what does that mean? 2015-07-20T11:37:43.940

2 What does "to feel as a nutmeg must do when it's grated" mean? 2015-09-10T00:20:53.917

2 under the mantle of something 2015-12-05T17:13:56.300

2 the meaning of "the thunder of mortars" 2015-12-18T15:19:30.760

2 How to understand "trainspotters who enjoy a nice game of chess while indexing their stamp collection" 2016-09-08T09:32:19.417

2 Why is a guitar neck called a "neck"? 2016-12-07T16:39:52.873

2 Meaning of "root project" 2017-01-15T02:52:12.040

2 How did you get there? A metaphorical interpretation 2017-06-27T11:38:47.190

2 What does "dying weeks" imply? 2017-07-01T07:30:33.957

2 What is the meaning of "[to] butterfly <something>"? 2017-12-18T02:58:27.207

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

2 What"s the meaning of "the raw physicality of"? 2018-04-25T10:56:07.393

2 Help to understand the metaphor: *this letter* --> *something felt like a freight train* 2018-08-16T09:06:40.980

2 What does "wet weather in my soul" mean? 2018-11-10T13:06:31.027

2 What on earth could this metaphor imply? 2020-05-16T23:42:41.030

1 Is this grammatically correct? (wearing a demeanor) 2014-03-25T12:39:07.587

1 It's catching up with you but good 2014-07-04T12:22:12.140

1 A Twist Of The Unexpected 2014-07-08T01:07:18.837

1 How is 'suicide' a correct metaphor to describe conflicting principles within the US Constitution? 2014-09-12T06:51:53.970

1 Another way to say the same thing as "They have opposing viewpoints." 2015-01-06T15:28:47.393

1 Metaphor VS. Symbol 2015-03-22T18:58:17.540

1 Deconflict/deconfliction: scope, register, casual use? 2015-10-14T23:19:42.430

1 Is it a right sentence? "He was snuffing at my feet like dogs do to me." 2015-11-26T03:37:13.177

1 World Records Fell 2016-01-02T21:23:25.900

1 'And have your actors learned lines?' : What does this mean pragmatically? 2016-05-11T03:36:04.360

1 "Cloak of secrecy" 2016-05-20T19:14:20.870

1 "As + adjective " 2016-11-07T16:55:29.573

1 The curtain is closing on him 2017-01-15T13:04:52.547

1 "my mother was my powerhouse" and "father a school of thoughts" 2017-02-05T13:10:18.410

1 What does “welded” mean in this context? 2017-07-08T18:37:56.403

1 Could anyone help me with the meaning of the words in bold? 2018-04-18T19:16:45.897

1 What's the vice versa of "they go low, we go high?" 2018-05-02T02:46:33.407

1 What's the meaning of "pull up her(or his) smile"? 2018-05-15T06:23:11.537

1 Validate the voice of this book 2018-06-19T10:27:10.203

1 How to comprehend the sentence, "courage is fear walking." 2018-10-24T16:01:35.457

1 What does "crevasse" mean or refer to in this sentence? 2019-02-11T07:57:18.840

1 What does "smell the glove" mean in this article? 2019-02-20T20:15:31.290

1 Is it correct to use the phrase "it´s about finding the city´s DNA"? 2019-03-21T14:28:18.553

1 what is the meaning of "Plato’s attic"? 2019-03-30T18:58:07.757

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