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  • The meaning of "Metonymy" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. A metonymy is a word or phrase that is used to stand in for another word. It's a figure a speech. Examples: "The pen is mightier than the sword" in this case "pen" means "written words/writing" and "sword" means "war/violence/aggressive behaviour" Other examples : "Can you give me a hand" Hand=Help "Golden State Warriors" Warriors=The players

  • Example sentences using "Metonymy"

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    2. The usual idiom is to have one’s cake and eat it, too. Your “spice” variant is probably a play on that. The usual idiom Is talking about something impossible, but which many people want (and some might promise them that they can have). Obviously, if one eats one’s cake, one no longer has it. One can have it, uneaten, or one can eat it, but then one no longer has it. Both desires can’t be satisfied at the same time.

  • Similar words to "Metonymy" and their differences

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    2. 'Synechdote' is when you use a part of something to mean the whole, like in a baseball team: "Seattle won by two runs" = "The Seattle Mariners won by two runs". It is usually easily traceable back to the full term, through context. 'Metonymy' is when you use something related, but not exclusively, to the whole: "Let's go dance with some high heels" = "Let's go dance with some pretty women". You might not be able to immediately tell what is being referred to, but the context will relate to it.

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    2. This might be strange advice but I am a native English speaker and I even had to research these words. My advice would be to not even worry about these words as you will probably never once use them or be asked about them. They are not part of 99% of English speakers vocabulary.

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