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- adj. Attributive form of figure of speech, noun.
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Then realisation that she's probably not consciously Anti-Semitic, it's just a loathsome figure-of-speech that I find personally offensive.
George W. Bush’s department of figure-of-speech ripostes did fairly well.
Feeding as an actual event), to what we know from the Synoptists to have been the most original version -- namely, that Jesus himself referred to the Feeding with bread simply as a figure-of-speech for the satisfaction of the soul by his teaching.