Climate metaphors are often used, especially in written English.
The word climate can refer to the general atmosphere or situation in society.
° The words - cultural, economic, current, financial, moral, social, political, prevailing - collocate strongly with climate in the social sense.
° The company's dishonest policies towards the workers created a climate of distrust.
° The reforms of the education system will create a climate of change.
° Unfortunately, my plans met with a frosty reception.
° 'You cheated on me, didn't you?', he said icily.
° After the long ride, I was in a haze for many hours.
° I have only a hazy idea what you're talking about.
° He has a very sunny disposition - he's hardly ever unhappy.
° Our future is sunny.
° Her boss was greeted with a hail of insults as he entered the building.
° The manager left under a cloud of suspicion after a fraud scandal.
° Your passion for him could cloud your judgement.
° The message sparked off a whirlwind of speculation.
° It was a whirlwind romance - they married two months after they met.
° Thunderous applause followed his song.
° The horses thundered down the dirt road.
° The winds of discontent are blowing across the country.
° The truth has been lost in the mists of time.
° She goes misty-eyed every time she hears that song.
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