Pardon the hyperbole, but there has never been a more aptly titled Good Wife episode than “Hitting the Fan.”
Exaggeration and hyperbole are constant campaign companions, as useful and expected as hammers and saws on a construction site.
Stephanie Cutter: Mitt Romney ‘Created Outsourcing’ Welcome to hyperbole heaven.
Caricature, hyperbole, and melodrama make better television.
But Peter Hoskin says that despite the hyperbole its important message needs to be widely heard.
hyperbole is a natural exaggeration for the purpose of emphasis.
I understand now the Western hyperbole of “hitting the high places.”
It was so ever-present with him that there was neither paradox nor hyperbole in his words: I am never alone when I am alone.
The hyperbole is their principal forte, but what is lying but imagination?
Distrust was unknown, and it was no hyperbole for a man to take the last shirt off his back for a comrade.
early 15c., from Latin hyperbole, from Greek hyperbole "exaggeration, extravagance," related to hyperballein "to throw over or beyond," from hyper- "beyond" + bole "a throwing, a casting, the stroke of a missile, bolt, beam," from bol-, nominative stem of ballein "to throw" (see ballistics). Rhetorical sense is found in Aristotle and Isocrates.
An exaggerated, extravagant expression. It is hyperbole to say, “I'd give my whole fortune for a bowl of bean soup.”