metaphor noun

ADJ. appropriate, apt, striking | mixed

VERB + METAPHOR use He uses the metaphor of fire to represent hatred.

METAPHOR + VERB describe sth, represent sth

PREP. ~ for ‘This vale of tears’ is a metaphor for the human condition. | ~ of the metaphor of life as a journey

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