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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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