Permissible mixed metaphors are mixed metaphors that do not conflict with each other because they
The sentences below illustrate the mixture of the argument-as-journey and argument-as-container metaphors. The purpose in the employment of both metaphors is to treat what can variously be called the amount of content in or degree of progress of the argument, both of which are correlated:
If we keep going the way we're going, we’ll fit all the facts in.
Lakoff, G. and Johnson 1980 92, 95
Lakoff, G. and Johnson 1980 92, 95–96
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