In Which Metaphor and Similie Take A Back Seat

SWAT team training in Jingning, China - 28 May 2013From the Guardian’s Photo Blog:

Members of a Swat team receive training in Jingning, China. Not sure how often they’ll have to jump through flaming hoops but better to be prepared! Photograph: Zuma/Rex Features

I just love the literalness of this image: “I’m not saying that we’re going to have you jumping through hoops, but, well, we’re totally going to have you jumping through hoops. For real. That’s not a metaphor.”

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