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DEAD METAPHOR noun
Definition of dead metaphor (noun)
- a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')
- synonyms: frozen metaphor
Source: Princeton University Wordnet