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.
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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.”