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Metaphor List
  1. The teacher got to the bottom of the problem. (This implies that the teacher got to the source of the problem.)
  2. My dad was boiling mad. (This implies that my dad was very, very angry.)
  3. His idea was difficult to swallow. (This implies that his idea was hard to accept.)
  4. The homework was a breeze. (This implies that the homework was very easy to do.)
  5. They showered the birthday girl with gifts. (This implies that they gave the girl many gifts.)
  6. My memory of the event is foggy. (This implies that my memory of what happened was unclear.)
  7. Her dog, Jake, was the sunshine of her life. (This implies that Jake was the brightest or best part of her life.)
  8. Mary stole the spotlight with her performance. (This implies that Mary's performance made her the center of attention.)
  9. If I were you, I would steer clear of that topic. (This implies that you should stay away from that topic.)
  10. After graduating from college, William decided to market himself as a computer specialist. (This implies that William decided to present himself as a computer specialist when looking for a job.)
  11. Alice was thrilled when her idea began to bear fruit. (This implies that Alice's idea produced results.)
  12. I knew he was just joking because I could see a smile sprouting from the edges of his lips. (This implies that a smile was forming and growing.)
  13. Helen and Maria hatched a plan to help Maria become president of her class. (This implies that Helen and Maria came up with a plan.)
  14. Each year, a new crop of students entered Harrison High School. (This implies that each year a new group of students entered whose skills and abilities would grow during their years at Harrison.)
  15. The suspect clammed up when the police began to ask him questions about where he had been the night of the crime. (This implies that the suspect shut his mouth and said nothing.)