Nobody escapes being slid under your metaphorical microscope.
She sure knows how to separate the metaphorical men from the boys.
The metaphorical closet door has been opened, proving just how rapidly the sport is growing and changing with the times.
Sounds interesting, but might be too metaphorical and too hyperbolic for me.
Yet JFK, while physically frail and in pain, still had the metaphorical spine to drive his hawkish advisers up the wall.
Fanciful, metaphorical, or far-fetched interpretations are never applied to the words of a will.
"When you talk in that metaphorical style I fail to understand you," said Quentyns.
This speaking in the womb may, perhaps, be understood in the metaphorical sense already explained.
Descent and ascent when thus applied to the soul are metaphorical.
But, almost immediately, the metaphorical cloven foot and false dice appear.
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.)