[Ads-l] Block That Metaphor: almost in a colder situation -- reached a boiling point

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 21 07:19:42 UTC 2022

News Service: CNN
Article Title: Finland's president sees current situation "colder"
than during Cold War
Author: CNN's Chandelis Duster
Timestamp: Updated 12:02 a.m. ET, February 21, 2022


[Begin excerpt]
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland told CNN Sunday that the world is
“almost in a colder situation” than the actual Cold War era as
tensions between the US and Moscow have reached a boiling point amid
fears Russia will invade Ukraine.
[End excerpt]

The phrase “Block That Metaphor” was employed in "The New Yorker"
magazine when mixed metaphors were highlighted.

Of course, there exist liquids with very low boiling points.

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