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I'd say it was comparing the feeling in the stomach to the action made when churning butter. THe stomach isn;t actually moving at all, is it? (Biologists? Help?) I'd say that made it a metaphor. Not a great one, though.
I think if you've got butterflies (which is metaphorical) your stomach quite literally feels like it's churning, it is turning over. So adjective.
Hmm. It's definitely not literal, though - stomachs don't actually churn, do they? I'd say a metaphor.
No, just an adjective. It's describing what the noun is doing.
I'm not an expert but I wouldn't think it's a metaphor - just a description.So who says it is, then - you or him?
Is the use of churning to describe a swirly, anxious tummy, a metaphor? Settle a 'discussion' with my dh please! Ta
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