With MTV no longer a major way to promote artists, and the Internet evincing a crippling deflation, the metaphoric sky had fallen.
If not, you will have created a more conducive environment for realizing next move(s), both real and metaphoric.
On the contrary, you now discover innumerable ways to market your wares, be they real or metaphoric.
The balloon popping is a metaphoric and literal sexual release.
This should reframe recent “failures” you experienced as opportunities for achieving greater goods, both real and metaphoric.
This and other apocryphal stories illustrate the evolution of Haggadoth out of metaphoric allusions.
Susie Bateman snorted like the metaphoric warhorse, for she scented battle.
With all the wealth of his prolix, poetic, metaphoric tongue, the Polish author gives them abundant consideration.
The metaphoric 'infancy' of which Guarini speaks is the pre-dramatic period of pastoral growth.
metaphoric strength of expression will burst even from vulgar and illiterate minds when they are agitated.
late 15c., from Middle French metaphore (Old French metafore, 13c.), and directly from Latin metaphora, from Greek metaphora "a transfer," especially of the sense of one word to a different word, literally "a carrying over," from metapherein "transfer, carry over; change, alter; to use a word in a strange sense," from meta- "over, across" (see meta-) + pherein "to carry, bear" (see infer).
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: “A man is but a weak reed”; “The road was a ribbon of moonlight.” Metaphors are common in literature and expansive speech. (Compare simile.)