Burlesque metaphor

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Burlesque metaphor is an amusing, overstated or grotesque comparison or examplification.[1]

Examples[edit]

Eat your own dog food.

— An American proverb which means that you should consume your own product to recognize its flaws.

If they are offered winged ants, people will eat them.

— African proverb[2]

There is an elephant in the room.

— An American idiom meaning that there is a sensitive issue no one brings up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Milne Hogg; N. Norman Francis Blake; John Algeo; Roger Lass; Robert W. Burchfield (7 February 2001). The Cambridge History of the English Language. Cambridge University Press. p. 613–. ISBN 978-0-521-26479-2. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Martin H. Manser (2007). The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs. Infobase Publishing. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-8160-6673-5. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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