17 April 2015

Metaphors - The Body, Light, Nature, Movement

Metaphors to do with the body


  • You shouldn't point the finger at anyone for this difficult situation. It's solely your fault.

  • We had a few hiccups when we set up the business, however, we have made steady progress.

  • It broke her heart when he left her for another woman.      

  • The beauty of New Zealand takes my breath away.     

  • His awful chilhood experiences scarred him for life.      

Metaphors to do with light


  • I really couldn't solve the problem and then the answer came to me in a flash.

  • When my children got the prize, they were glowing with pride.      

  • My sister's style has sparked my interest in fashion.     

  • David has lived his whole life being overshadowed by his famous elder brother.     

  • I was wondering why she was being extremely nice. It suddenly dawned on me. She wanted my money.

Metaphors to do with nature


  • Laura and Justin have a stormy relationship. They often have some blazing rows. 

  • Her career blossomed after she was nominated for an Oscar.  

  • Helen was in floods of tears when she was told that her brother had been injured in a car accident.      

  • The root of all his problems is definitely lack of money.     

  • Sorry. I haven't the foggiest idea what you are talking about.      

Metaphors to do with movement


  • I've reached a crossroads in life. What should I do next? Help me!

  • He followed in his father's footsteps and became a lawyer.

  • This politician gave a long, rambling speech on the subject of fiscal policy.

  • We aren't getting any nearer to solving the problem. We're just going round in circles.      
  • Europe has made impressive strides in improving energy efficiency for the last ten years.    

Are you familiar with each of the metaphors? Do you use any of these on a daily basis?

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