Metaphor of the day: conversation

Posted by on April 15, 2011

Metaphors for conversation

A conversation or discussion is like a journey, with the speakers going from one place to another, e.g.:

  • Let’s go back to what you were saying earlier.
  • I can’t quite see where you’re heading.
  • The conversation took an unexpected turn/direction.
  • You’re on the right/wrong track.

For more metaphor examples, see the word conversation in Macmillan Dictionary.

Can you think of more examples of this metaphor in action? If so, please add them below in a comment.

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