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What does figurative meaning mean? What is the difference compared to literal meaning?

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Based on Wikipedia it seems like figurative speech can be many things. However, in common use, you can identify things like metaphors very easily.

For example, take the phrase: It's Greek to me. The person saying that is expressing that something is completely foreign to him. He doesn't mean that whatever he is talking about is actually Greek. That is an example of something with a figurative meaning.

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