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mixed metaphor

noun [C] uk   us  
a combination of two or more different metaphors, often producing a silly or humorous effect: "The new job has allowed her to spread her wings and really blossom," is a mixed metaphor.
Translations of “mixed metaphor”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常產生愚蠢、滑稽效果的)混合隱喻…
in Chinese (Simplified) (愚蠢、滑稽的)混合隐喻…
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