The English language is a tool chest with a million metaphors that serve as a kind of verbal mathematics.
Third, legal academia has to get its collective head out of the sand and stop being so piggish (I am mixing my metaphors).
So let's reach into our bag of metaphors in what I fear will be a vain attempt to put Karl's column into context.
And now we know why they held such things, as metaphors pure, an assertion of society against the abyss, cosmos over chaos.
The metaphors have gone from "iced tea" to "chocolate milk".
Every language has an immense number of metaphors to describe the various stages of intoxication.
Machines were conceived and built as metaphors of the human being.
The two metaphors of our text have to be united in our experience.
The sentences were too long, the metaphors violent and inapt.
The metaphors which have been showered upon it, prove how fond people have been of looking at it from outside.
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.)