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fig·ure of speech

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  1. figure of speechnoun

    turn of phrase

  2. figure of speechnoun

    A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.

    turn of phrase

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. trope, figure of speech, figure, imagenoun

    language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

    figure, flesh, range, frame, shape, image, chassis, physical body, trope, epitome, soma, look-alike, human body, effigy, range of a function, picture, form, mental image, physique, design, fig, number, double, digit, persona, pattern, bod, name, paradigm, simulacrum, icon, prototype, public figure, anatomy, ikon, material body, build

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  1. figure of speech

    trope, metaphor

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  1. General Boykin:

    They claimed I was calling for violence against transgenders, obviously it is not true. It was a figure of speech. It was meant to be humorous and it was humorous to the audience.

  2. Jerry Brown:

    You see, in California we are focusing on bridges, not walls, and that’s more than just a figure of speech.

  3. Paul Nappi:

    I agree with the pope as far as being a true Christian, you accept everybody, i happen to like Trump but I don't know if he's literally about building walls or that's just a figure of speech.

  4. Mark Twain:

    He would come in and say he changed his mind -- which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn't have any.

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