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I got there in the nick of time. Language is literal and metaphorical Sometimes when we use language we use it in a very literal way: I've been out fahing, but caught absolutely nothing! The same language can be used in a non-literal way - a metaphorical way: Yesterday I caught the bus. M y car wouldn't start. Here are more examples of this metaphorical use of catch: He caught my attention.

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Wait while I catch my breath! Look at that tan! You've caught the sun! I didn't quite catch what you said.

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The metaphorical uses of a word are often more common than the literal ones. The literal meaning of pile is a heap of something; piles of money, however, simply means lots of money.

A hot potato is not for eating; it means a controversial issue. An uncle at sea works on a boat; if you are at sea, it means you are in a situation which you do not understand and where you cannot cope.

Idioms Organiser takes a broad view of idiom. In this book you will practise common idioms such as the black sheep of the family, but you will also practise the huge area of idiomatic usage where words are used with non-literal — metaphorical — meanings.

What is a metaphor? Metaphors exist in all languages.

You use them in your own language. A metaphor uses one idea to stand for another idea. Above, we saw the simple idea: A crowd is water. When you have that idea in your mind, the crowd can flow, flood, or trickle. Here are some of the common metaphors practised in this book: Time is money.

We save time. We can spare 5 minutes. We can run out of time. Business is war. Advertising is a minefield in which you have targets and keep your sights on what your competitors are doing. Life is a journey.

You can be on the road to recovery. You might be at a crossroads in your life because you are in a dead-end job. Task 2: Match the idiomatic expressions on the left 1 — 8 with the metaphors on the right a — h 1. You win some, you lose some. He had a constant stream of visitors.

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Carry on. We re going to have to weather the storm. He was a bit hazy about the amount. Moods are weather. A company is a ship.

Life is gambling. People are liquid. Seeing is understanding. Why are idioms and metaphors so important? Firstly, they are important because they are very common.

It is impossible to speak, read, or listen to English without meeting idiomatic language. This is not something you can leave until you reach an advanced level.

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All native speaker English is idiomatic. Every newspaper is full of metaphorical language.

You cannot avoid it or leave it till later. The second reason is that very often the metaphorical use of a word is more common today than its literal use.

For example, we know that farmers plough their fields, but you can plough through a long novel or report; you can plough on with your work; you can plough money into a business; profits can be ploughed back into a company; a lorry can plough into a row of parked cars.

Using plough in its literal farming meaning is now much rarer than all its other non-literal uses.

But it is important for you to know the literal meaning. Often the literal meaning creates a picture in your mind and this picture makes the other meanings easier to understand. Some people think that idiomatic language is more informal and, therefore, common only in spoken English.

This is not true. Idiomatic language is as fundamental to English as tenses or prepositions.

If you listen to people speaking, or if you read a novel or a newspaper, you will meet idiomatic English in all situations.Here are more examples of this metaphorical use of catch: Here are more examples: Bogi Helmle added it Sep 24, Michele Davis marked it as to-read Sep 13, Original Title. Julianne Winandy marked it as to-read Mar 29,

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