Metaphor of the day: enthusiasm

Posted by on April 13, 2011

Metaphors for enthusiasm

Enthusiasm and excitement are like heat and a lack of enthusiasm and excitement is like cold or wet:

  • It’s the hottest show in town.
  • Things heated up/hotted up as soon as the music started.
  • Her response to the suggestion was tepid.
  • She poured cold water on all my suggestions.

For more metaphor examples, see the word enthusiasm 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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