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Weak people want to marry strong people who do not frighten them too much; and this often leads them to make the mistake we describe metaphorically as "biting off more than they can chew.
Metaphorically speaking, the Chinese want to get inside Her Majesty's knickers EX PROTECTION SQUAD CHIEF DAI DAVIES ON CHINA SPY MENACE
Summary: The business entity known as Motorola Mobility has been metaphorically kicked around a bit over the years.
FOOTBALL GAFFES "R it k "Rosenior takes the throw-on" - PAUL MERSON "Aston Villa have literally metaphorically had their paints pulled down" - DION DUBLIN "Chelsea attacked like the Red Arrows" - JOE COLE "If you're going to win the Premier League, you're going to have to finish ahead of Chelsea and Man City" - GRAEME SOUNESS "The problem is not that we are doing badly, it is because we are not doing things well" - PATRICE EVRA "Man City have got the best, if not the secondbest, squad in the league" - GEORGIE BINGHAM "I'm off to work on my German pronounciation" - GEOFF SHREEVES Heard a gaffe?
IN reply to Eddie Sanders (Letter, December 19), Jesus often spoke metaphorically to put across some important teaching.
Which astronomical term is also used metaphorically for the lowest point?
Byline: Literally and metaphorically, everyone was in the dark during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix.
And metaphorically we are stopping the horses from getting lost.
The resurrection of Christ, many Christians believe it metaphorically, but did it actually happen?
I am happy to say that thanks to Jane Ng in NZNO's membership team, who obliged me with extra issues, I can now metaphorically have my cake and eat it too.
Club Med has rebranded itself in recent years, moving literally and metaphorically from its simple but innovative '60s formula: European sun, sea, sand and je ne sais quoi for grown-ups escaping from children or oldies (then defined as anyone over the age of 30).
A home is your "best investment" only metaphorically when it helps you provide an environment in which you and your family can live a comfortable life.