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noun metaphor pronunciation in British English /ˈmetəfə(r)/metaphor pronunciation in British English /ˈmetəfɔː(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] literature a word or phrase that means one thing and is used for referring to another thing in order to emphasize their similar qualities
    He uses the metaphor of the family to describe the role of the state.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that is intended to represent another situation or idea
    metaphor for: It is easy to see the crumbling building as a metaphor for the society of the time.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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