Posted by: episystechpubs | February 12, 2013

Editor’s Corner: Tuesday morning? Time for a break!

It’s only Tuesday, but how about a quick break? Way back when, in the bitter cold of January of ‘13, I sent out a few samples of mixed metaphors. Today, I’d like to share a few more with you.

First, a quick refresher from the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary:

· metaphor: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase denoting one kind of object or action is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them: an implied comparison (For example: His heart was broken. She was drowning in a sea of grief.)

· mixed metaphor: a figure of speech combining two or more inconsistent or incongruous metaphors

The following mixed metaphors are from

· Put that in your hat and smoke it.

· She has bigger dogs to fry.

· Sometimes I feel like I’m swimming uphill against the grain.

· Sometimes you have to bite the hand that you’re dealt.

· Spare the rod; spoil the broth.

· That really hacks me to a crisp.

· They’re diabolically opposed.

· We’re cooking on all four cylinders.

· It’s like a wizard in sheep’s clothing.

· Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.

· What goes around, stays in Vegas.

· When life throws you curve balls, make lemonade.

· That’s using your head for something besides a footstool.

· They need to wake up and smell the music.

· I have a lot of black sheep in my closet.

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