Figuratives may some times not only save our face but also add beauty of expression to our speech.
What are Figuratives? On many occassions, the words may not convey the literal meaning of them. They may convey the indirect meanings which may be just the opposite to their literal meanings. Such symbolical and metaphorical meanings are called Figuratives. They contain the figure of speech.
Let us see few examples of Figuratives to make the point clear
The Phrase Yellow Press does not give the literal meaning that the press which is in Yellow color.On the contrary, it conveys the meaning of The News Papers which publish sensational and unscrupulous stories about crime, sex etc...
The Phrase In the same boat does not convey the literal meaning. It has the figurative meaning that in the same misfortune or circumstances.
Let us see few hundreds of such Figuratives here.The Figuratives have been arranged in the alphabetical order. Go to the list by clicking that particular Letter.