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"We did everything we could."
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Tags:dangle a carrot, dangling a carrot, dangle carrots, dangling carrots, carrot, carrots, reward, rewards, reward based system, incentives, incentive, prize, prizes, idiom, idioms, figure of speech, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, figurative, persuade, persuasive, persuading, metaphor, metaphors, carrot and stick, encouragement
"Yessir, after they made him, they broke the mold!"
Tags:break the mold, breaks the mold, breaking the mold, leg, legs, freak, freaks, freak show, freak shows, geek, geeks, carnival geek, carnival geeks, dance, dances, dancing, dancer, dancers, limbs, literal, literally, expression, expressions, figurative, literal interpretation, literal interpretations
Letting the cat out of the bag.
The rat catcher.
"Yes, that is a pretty penny...but when I said that what the necklace would cost, I meant..."
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"You should stay offline, son. Nobody likes Internet trolls."
"He eats a lot but has good horse sense."
Tags:cpa, cpas, accountant, accountants, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, horse, horses, horse sense, common sense, literal, literally, figurative, figuratively, eat, eats, big eater, big eaters, eats like a horse, new hire, new hires, new job, new jobs, expression, expressions, saying, sayings, idiom, idioms
"You will laugh all the way to the bank, Degner, but Purvis is to make the actual deposit."
Tags:joker, jokers, straight man, straight men, clown, clowns, clowning, idiom, idioms, expression, expressions, figurative, literal, laughing all the way to the bank, laugh all the way to the bank, deposit, deposits, depositing, straitlaced, phrase, phrases, phrasing, trust, trustworthy, trustworthiness, dependable, dependability, serious, seriousness, serious person, serious people, delegate, delegates, delegating, manager, managers, distrust, distrusts, distrusting, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, hierarchy, hierarchies
Andy, the literal cowboy.
Tags:cowboy, cowboys, sunset, sunsets, west coast, coast, horse, horses, west, western, westerns, wild west, happy ending, happy endings, ending, endings, western film, western films, western movie, western movies, literal, literal translation, literal translations, figurative, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, ride into the sunset, ending, endings
'If you dream it, you can fly. Of course, I only mean that figuratively. Do you know what 'figuratively' means Johnny? ... Johnny?'
"My therapist says I should try to live in the present!"
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"You're taking things too literally when I say leave everything in the ring."
Tags:sport, sports, man, men, boxer, boxers, boxing, ring, boxing ring, coach, coaching, coaches, advice, strategy, champion, champions, title, win, game, match, score, medical, round, rounds, injury, trainer, lose, competition, motivation, determination, literal, literally, blood, fight, fights, fighting, combat, manager, managers, opponent, effort, battle, determined, world, metaphor, game, fighter, fighters, game plan, entertainment, knock out, punch, idiom, idioms, expression, expressions, figurative
"Hello - I'm on a train of thought."
"Stop moaning, you promised you'd do it if you lost."
Tags:eat my hat, eat your hat, unexpected result, unexpected results, unlikely, unlikely result, unlikely results, bet, bets, betting, lost bet, lost bets, lost a bet, losing a bet, promise, promises, promising, moans, moaning, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, cliche, cliches, idiom, idioms, literal, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, figurative, figurative phrase, figurative phrases
'It fits you like a glove, sir.'
"It's literally raining cats and dogs out here!"
"Look...I literally made a name for myself."
"Dad, are we literally 'Hispanic'?"
Tags:baldo, hispanic, latino, latina, latinx, chicano, latin american, latin americans, american, group name, group names, politically correct, political correctness, personal preference, personal preferences, name, names, chicanos, literal, literally, misuse, misusing, figurative, figuratively, definition, definitions
Still life items, fruit and wine bottle, stretch and yawn, saying 'I'm aching, I thought he was never going to take a break.'
'Turned out non-figurative again...'
My net worth is so much higher than his...
"They're home...the party's over!"
"Anita, you never told me you worked for a company with such deep pockets!"