figurative

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Definition/MeaningWord/Phrase
(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps albatross , millstone
(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement blind alley
emotions, purifying or figurative cleansing of catharsis
figurative restraint collar , leash
(figurative) a series of associated things or people or experiences daisy chain
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense figure , figure of speech , image , trope
(figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs game plan
figurative movement toward some attraction gravitation
(figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable holy of holies
(figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions housecleaning
substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another metalepsis
(figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance) peanut gallery
competition (real or figurative) for popular support popularity contest
degree of figurative distance or separation remove
(figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable rock
expression, figurative trope
figurative use of word trope
figurative injury (to your feelings or pride) wound
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