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Non-literal UsagePlay
Often used non-literally for humorous or dramatic effect. SlideHe claimed he waited for hours, but he tends to exaggerate.
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Emotional ContextPlay
Used to express strong feelings rather than factual accuracy. SlideI'm so hungry I could eat a horse don't take it literally, I'm exaggerating.
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Cultural PerceptionPlay
Be aware some cultures may not understand or appreciate exaggeration. SlideIn some cultures, saying a bag weighs a ton might be taken seriously.