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  • n  a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
    Washington is a metonym for the United States government
    plastic is a metonym for credit card
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  • Main Street Suffers the Bruce Springsteen Effect
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) Discourse in America is imperiled by the Bruce Springsteen Effect: the lyrics are injected with a blue-collar sensibility, but the main act will cater to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle at day's end. In rock music as in the U.S. economic outlook, there's a separation between letter and spirit. It's to this paradoxical tune that the metonym "Main Street" has been employed ...
    April 21, 2014 - TheStreet.com

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