Definition of “a metaphor for sth” - English Dictionary


“a metaphor for sth” in English

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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.

(Definition of “a metaphor for sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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