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A succession of incongruous metaphors, as in The negotiator played his cards to the hilt.
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a combination of incongruous metaphors, as when the Nazi jackboots sing their swan song
an expression combining incongruous metaphors, as in putting the ship of state on its feet.