By what right did you use my work to make an unwarranted, preposterous switch into another field, pull an inapplicable metaphor and draw a monstrous generalization out of what is merely a mathematical problem?
"That …. that was just a figure of speech," Lawson explained, blinking, "I was speaking metaphorically."
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He was speaking metaphorically when he referred to being mugged by reality.
It was falling so hard that it looked like white sparks (and this is a simile, too, not a metaphor).
Mark Haddon -- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time