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English definition of “mix your metaphors”

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".Figurative use of language
(Definition of mix your metaphors from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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