By: Aaron Miller
Saying some one is something
- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
- A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, esp. something abstract.
"Bob is a purebred racehorse."
"Life is a journey."
"Time is a thief."
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