A figure of speech is an expression in which the words are used, but not in their literal sense, to create a more forceful or dramatic meaning. They are often in the form of metaphors, similes and hyperbole “A fountain of knowledge,” is a good example. “Stretching the truth,” is another.
With Figurative Speaking, we finally have a thesaurus to discover these phrases’ origins and the sources of their meanings. Categories include:
Whether reading it for fun, researching phrases you use, or studying the symbolic foundations of our language, Figuratively Speaking is the resource you’ll reach for time and again.