’The friendliness of this gentleman,’ said Mr. Micawber to my aunt, ’if you will allow me, ma’am, to cull a figure of speech from the vocabulary of our coarser national sports — floors me.
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A slight figure of speech I cut my chest wide open They come and watch us bleed Is it art like I was hoping now? —THE AVETT BROTHERS, "SLIGHT FIGURE OF SPEECH" WHEN WE ENTER THE BUILDING, I IMMEDIATELY SEARCH for Will.