Figures of Speech in Proverbs
1)A wolf in sheep’s clothing; (Metaphor) Meaning: a dangerous person pretending to be harmless.
2)It takes two to tango; (Metaphor) Meaning: A conflict is not the fault of just one person or the other; they are often both to blame.
3)No rose without thorns; (Metaphor) Meaning: Nobody is absolutely flawless, everyone has their vices and bad habits.
4)At night all cats are grey; (Metaphor) Meaning: In the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.
5)Clothes do not make the man; (Metaphor) Meaning: The proverb tells us not to judge other people by their physical appearance or the way they dress.
6)When the cat is away, the mice will play; (Metaphor) Meaning: People whose behavior is strictly controlled go over the top when the authority is not around, which is why most teenagers have parties when their parents have gone on holiday.…
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