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Refers to details about price including the bid and offer. See: Handle
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41) For most Puritans, however, idiocy had little to do with theology; it served mainly as a colorful, useful figure of speech.
Ruth Coppinger's claim that the Government "called off the dogs" over the arrests of anti-water protesters was surely a figure of speech.
I'm really looking forward to Goodwood, where we have Cap O'Rushes, Masterstroke and Figure Of Speech running, and some nice maidens.
The wording 'twice the speed limit' was just a figure of speech.
Rudi said his father had previously said he "felt like hanging himself from a tree" but it had seemed a figure of speech and not a statement of intent.
She argues that in 18th-century Britain, the public sphere was a figure of speech created by juxtaposing images of gatherings at court, in coffeehouses, and in Parliament--all arenas not in fact accessible to the general public.
In business when you say you have signed a contract it's as much a figure of speech as anything else.
Hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses obvious exaggeration, often for a comic effect.
People have tried to make a big deal out of it saying he wanted to know who the next manager would be before signing, but that was a figure of speech.
Hines, getting his first start, continued his season-long scoring drought - and that's not a figure of speech.
Mao Zedong once (in 1942) used the term as a figure of speech to criticize stereotyped Party writing (or dang ba gu, the "Party eight-legged essay") that was in fashion among Communist cadres in Yan'an.
Forni's approach beautifully complements this scholarship, revealing how in Boccaccio's mind a story can take its shape not only from a pre-existing plot, but also merely from a figure of speech.