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a metaphor for sth

a symbol that represents a particular thing: The author uses disease as a metaphor for the corruption in society. In the film, the city is a metaphor for confusion and loneliness.
Translations of “a metaphor for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) …的象徵…
in Chinese (Simplified) …的象征…
(Definition of a metaphor for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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