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dead metaphor meaning and definition

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Definition of dead metaphor (noun)

  1. 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')
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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