figure of speech Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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figure of speechnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural figures of speech)
an ​expression that uses words to ​mean something different from ​theirordinarymeaning: "Break a ​leg" is a ​figure of ​speech, ​meaning "good ​luck".
(Definition of figure of speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 修辞格, 修辞手段, 比喻…
in Turkish benzetme, yan anlamalı söz, mecaz…
in Russian образное выражение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修辭格, 修辭手段, 比喻…
in Polish metafora, figura retoryczna…
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