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metaphoricaladjective

uk   /ˌmet.əˈfɒr.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˌmet̬.əˈfɔːr.ɪ.kəl/ also metaphoric,
metaphorically
adverb uk   /ˌmet.əˈfɒr.ɪ.kəli/ us   /ˌmet̬.əˈfɔːr.ɪ.kəl.i/
The phrase "born again" is used metaphorically to mean that someone has accepted Jesus as God and become a Christian. By leaving school without any qualifications, she has, metaphorically speaking, shot herself in the foot (= harmed her chances of success).
(Definition of metaphorical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metaphorical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使用隐喻的, 比喻性的,比喻意义上的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使用隱喻的, 比喻性的,比喻意義上的…
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