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A succession of incongruous metaphors, as in The negotiator played his cards to the hilt.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a combination of incongruous metaphors, as when the Nazi jackboots sing their swan song
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an expression combining incongruous metaphors, as in putting the ship of state on its feet.
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|Noun||1.||mixed metaphor - a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect|
metaphor - a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
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