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Underachieving metaphors
« on: December 16, 2015, 05:36:04 PM »
This is more of a comedic device than anything... but think of examples that sound like they are trying to be metaphors but end up being too literal. Example:

Without my vast wardrobe I just feel naked.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 04:10:31 PM »
Your face says no, but your heart says babump babump babump.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 02:20:36 AM »
Without the GPS on my smart phone, I'd be lost.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 07:57:20 AM »
If it weren't for all my aliments, I'd be healthy as an ox.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 02:32:59 PM »
Whatever disagreements I might have had with the conehead, I could always see his point.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 02:36:13 PM »
The first time I set eyes on her, I could tell she disliked having dead body parts placed on her.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 03:16:59 AM »
If I had a million dollars, I wouldn't feel so broke all the time.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 08:40:41 PM »
If I had a million dollars, I wouldn't feel so broke all the time.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that I'd be 5 cents richer.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 02:20:47 AM »
I was so depressed I slapped a statue's butt....I knew I'd hit rock bottom.
Listen to the 'mustn'ts'. Listen to the 'don'ts'. Listen to the 'shouldn'ts', the 'impossibles', the 'won'ts'. Listen to the 'you'll never haves', then listen close to me... Anything can happen . Anything can be.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 02:16:57 AM »
Another day, another dollar in debt.

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 11:33:26 PM »
"When we were down to nothing, nothing looked good on you."
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 03:53:18 AM »
It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.  Well duh!
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 03:02:25 AM »
"If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 01:43:22 AM »
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you can give one back to him and sell the rest.
History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men

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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2016, 02:17:46 AM »
You may think it's butter, but it's not.  It's trans fatty PHVO's.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2016, 03:38:10 AM »
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you again. Jerk.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2016, 05:04:34 AM »
Five will get you ten that I'm not a betting man.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 02:54:12 AM »
All my life I've worked my fingers to the bone, and all I have to show for it is bony fingers.
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 03:08:49 AM »
Some mornings, it doesn't pay to get out of bed.
(I didn't know that it ever did.)
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Re: Underachieving metaphors
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2016, 05:25:53 AM »
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Eeewww, could you imagine two birds in your bush?
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