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    This is so delicious that I could die.

    Hello.

    If you eat something really delicious, do you say, "This is so delicious that I could die"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: This is so delicious that I could die.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    If you eat something really delicious, do you say, "This is so delicious that I could die"?

    Thank you.
    I wouldn't say it, but it seems to me that I have heard it.


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    Re: This is so delicious that I could die.

    so "adjective" that "someone" could die

    Does this sound like slang?


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    Re: This is so delicious that I could die.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    so "adjective" that "someone" could die

    Does this sound like slang?
    It doesn't sound uneducated, but it wouldn't be everyone's style to use such an expression.

    I would call it a kind of hyperbole.

    I wouldn't call it slang.

    figure (or figure of speech)an expression that departs from the accepted literal sense or from the normal order of words, or in which an emphasis is produced by patterns of sound.

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