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mix your metaphors

to combine two or more metaphors, often producing a silly or humorous effect: 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".
Translations of “mix your metaphors”
in Chinese (Traditional) 混合隱喻(常產生愚蠢、滑稽效果)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (愚蠢、滑稽的)混合隐喻…
(Definition of mix your metaphors from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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