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Mixed metaphors again

June 22, 2015

From today’s Times, here’s Melanie Phillips: “At the other end of the spectrum, a little legion of would-be Robespierres, backed by a phalanx of the usual suspects in the chattering classes, has spotted the opportunity to make revolutionary hay out of the crumbling stonework”.

Wow. That’s what I call metaphor-mixing. Shape up, Phillips. We expect better from someone who actually gets paid for writing.

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