In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips we look at how metaphor is used to express some common concepts in English. This week’s tip looks at metaphors used to talk about strange behaviour:
A person who behaves in a strange or unusual way is like someone who comes from a different place or is in a different world.
He seemed completely out of place in that company.
Everyone was growing tired of her outlandish behaviour.
The university environment was rather alien to me.
There was something otherworldly about her.
He seems to live in a world of his own.
Honestly, I sometimes wonder if you and I are on the same planet!
Hello, Earth to Trisha, have you been listening to anything I said?
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