List of Metaphors

800 lb gorillaA blanket of snowA colorful remark was not half bad either.
A different tacka heart of blacknessA heart of gold
a heart of stoneA laugh in a sea of sadness.A light in a sea of darkness.
A rainbow of flavors.A riverboat shall be my horse.A stitch in time saves nine.
Aesopian languageAlbatrossAmerica is a melting pot for people from all parts of the world.
An infinite spectrum of possibilitiesApollo archetypeApple of my eye
As blind as a batAs busy as a beeAs gentle as a lamb
As quiet as a mouseAs slippery as an eelAs smart as a fox
As strong as an oxAs wise as an owlAstroturfing
Authority is a chairBad apples excuseBatten down the hatches
Battle of egosBelling the catBig red button
Bi-jaBirds of a feather flock together.Black-and-white dualism
blank check: Blind men and an elephantBoiling frog
BootstrappingBrass monkeyBrass ring
bread and circuses: Broken heartBucket brigade
Butterfly effectBy and largeCabin fever
Camel's noseCanCatch-22 (logic)
Chain reactioncharacter assassination: Cherry picking (fallacy)
Chicken or the eggChina SyndromeChinese fire drill
Choices are crossroads. City on a HillCold feet
Crocodiles' teeth are white daggersCrossing the RubiconCultural mosaic
Dark/Black HorseDead cat bounceDomino effect
DonDon't judge a book by its coverDrowning in the sea
Drunkard's searchDry powderDuck test
Early to bed, early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.Elephant in the roomEnchanted loom
Fatted calfFear is a beast that feeds on attentionFew bad apples
FigureheadFive wisdomsFlogging a dead horse
fly like a birdFog of warFor me, time is money.
Fork in the roadFour Asian TigersGates of horn and ivory
Gold in the mineGoodnight. Sleep tight. DonGordian Knot
Government in the sunshine: grandfather grassroots:
Greek to meGreen shootsgrey area
Ground zeroHe basted her with flattery to get the job.He faded off to sleep, while I was still talking to him.
He had a coarse manner of speechHe has a heart of stone.He has the heart of a lion
He is all heartbrokenHe is the shinning star of our school.He is the sun of my sky
He swam in the sea of diamondsHe tried to help but his legs were waxHer bubbly personality cheered him up.
Her deep dark secret was revealed to everyone.Her hair was bone whiteHer home was a prison, I wonder, how does she live there.
Her soft voice was music to Andy's ears.Her voice is music to his ears. His belt was a snake curling around his waist
His Eye Is on the SparrowHis hair is a white snowflake and his hair is a messy haystackHis head was spinning with ideas.
His home was a prison.His monkey mind is always full of new ideas.His silken lies went unheard in the court of law.
Hobson's choiceHoly GrailHonesty is the best policy.
Hue and cryHungry ghostI do not like him because he is a shady character.
I have been waiting for the sweet smell of success which has now finally reached me.Ideas are waterIdeas are wings
I'm heartbroken.Information travels faster in this modern age as our days start crawling away.Inverted pyramid
Invincible ignorance fallacyIron (metaphor)It is raining cats and dogs
It's going to be clear skies from now on. Jumping for joyJumping the shark
Keep your eyes peeled.Kicked the bucketLame Duck
landslide victory: Late bloomerLaw of the instrument
Left high and dryLife has a tendency to come back and bite you in the ass.Life is a journey.
Life is a mere dreamLife is a rollercoaster which every one has to go through.Life's journey is a bicycle ride down the hill
Light of their lifeLove is a battlefieldLove is a bond
Love is a cameraLove is a captive animalLove is a fine wine
Love is a fluid in a containerLove is a fragile flower opening to the warmth of springLove is a garden
Love is a growing garlandLove is a natural forceLove is a physical force
Love is a social superiorLove is a thrill rideLove is a unity of parts
Love is an economic exchangeLove is an experimentLove is an opponent
Love is fireLove is like an adventureLove is rapture/a high
Love is the airLove is warMama grizzly
McNamara fallacymelting potMindstream
Monkey seeMoral compassMother lode
MuckrakingMudslingingMusical chairs
My brother was boiling mad. My memory is a little cloudy about that incident.No-win situation
NutshellOnce your heart's been broken it grows back biggerOnly shades of gray make up life according to her.
Ostrich effectpaper candidate: parachute candidate / carpetbagger:
Pear-shapedPlateau effectPodunk
Point of no returnpoison pill.Pole position
pork barrel legislation or patronage: Post turtlePull your socks up
puppet government: Pyrrhic victoryReality is an enemy
Red pill and blue pillReverse ferretrider
riding coattails: Rolling in doughRoof of the World
Rosetta StoneSaber noisesacred cow:
sacrificial lamb: salad bowlSalad days
Salt and LightSeeing pink elephantsShareholder rights plan
She could not digest the news when she heard it.She got a glowing review this year.She has a gait of a peacock.
She has a heart of gold.She has the heart of a lion.She is a dog when she is hungry
She is my East and my WestShip of stateShooting the messenger
Show someone the ropesSilver bulletSlippery slope
Slow and steady wins the raceSmoking gunSnake oil
Snowball effectSoapboxSon of a gun
Spherical cowSpinSpiritual seeking
stalking horseStanding on the shoulders of giantsstar chamber
stooge: straw manStrength and dignity are her clothing.
sunset clauseSurvival of the fittestswims like a fish
Take a moment to digest the info.Teaching grandmother to suck eggsTechnical debt
Texas sharpshooter fallacyThe assignment was a breeze. The movie struck a spark that massaged the audience's conscience.
The Myth of SisyphusThe news inflamed her temper and she decided to resign.The noise is music to his ears
The pigeons fountained into the airThe price of milkThe sea is a hungry lion
The Sheep and the GoatsThe skies of his future began to darken. The stench of failure should not depress you.
They were kindling a new romancethird rail,An issue which is so controversialThree sheets to the wind
To the bitter endTragedy of the commonsTruth is food for him
Tunnel visionTurkeys voting for ChristmasTurtles all the way down
United States of America is a shining example of democracy.Unmarked gravewalks like a duck
War chestWeathering a stormwedge issue:
When she saw him in front of herWhipping boyWhite elephant
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?witch hunt Words are false Idols
Yin and yangYou are the light in my lifeYou are the sun in my sky
You canYou have two cowsYou light up my life with your presence.
you live by the sword, you die by the swordYou made your own bed; sleep in it!you reap what you sow
Your friendship is the picture to my frameYou've given me something to chew on.

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