I was reading a comic book and ran into this phrase. Is there any difference between 'spill the beans' and 'spill the metaphorical beans'? here is the context.
Talk show host: "But seriously, Reed. Spill the metaphorical beans. What gives with Attilan?" Reed: "Well, Attilan's a riddle wrapped up in an enigma inside a conundrum. I can say that they are a very remarkable people"
Would that mean "Tell me what you think about this in metaphorical manner"? I want to make sure what the difference is. Can anybody help me to understand?