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Meaning of “mix your metaphors” in the English Dictionary

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mix your metaphors

to ​combine two or more metaphors, often ​producing a ​silly or ​humorouseffect: Mixing his ​metaphors, he ​described the ​problem by saying "We've ​opened up a can of ​worms here, and now we have to get the ​genie back in the ​bottle".
(Definition of mix your metaphors from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mix your metaphors”
in Chinese (Simplified) (愚蠢、滑稽的)混合隐喻…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混合隱喻(常產生愚蠢、滑稽效果)…
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