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The word or phrase used in this way
“Such a metaphor as the menu gives couples a vehicle for exploring their wants and desires.”
Indirect representation, storytelling
A belief or desire that something either can or will happen
Deliberate or unintentional overstatement, particularly extreme overstatement
A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation
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