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Nautical Metaphors

Journey in ancient times was always undertaken by the use of ships and boats. Therefore, it's no wonder that many authors have gone over-board with the use of nautical metaphors. Some of the most famous nautical metaphors are:

-All at sea
-Batten down the hatches
-Between the devil and the deep blue sea
-Close quarters
-Full to the gunwales
-Go by the board
-Know the ropes
-Loose cannon
Going overboard.
Going overboard. (edit)
Meaning: It means to go to the extreme, doing more than necessary.
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Showing the ropes.
Showing the ropes. (edit)
Meaning: Showing or explaining how to do something.
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