the use in the same expression of two or more metaphors that are incongruous or illogical when combined, as in “The president will put the ship of state on its feet.”
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Origin of mixed metaphor
First recorded in 1790–1800
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a combination of incongruous metaphors, as when the Nazi jackboots sing their swan song
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