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mixed' met'aphor




the use in the same expression of two or more metaphors that are incongruous or illogical when combined, as in “The president will put the ship of state on its feet.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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