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    a big round of applause

    Can we hear a big round of applause or is the phrase only metaphorically used to approve of something?

    Thank you.

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    Re: a big round of applause

    Quote Originally Posted by julpetha View Post
    Can we hear a big round of applause or is the phrase only metaphorically used to approve of something?

    Thank you.
    Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure what you mean. If someone or something gets "a big round of applause" then of course people can hear it. When lots of people clap, it's quite loud therefore it must be audible. How would you use "a big round of applause" metaphorically?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: a big round of applause

    Quote Originally Posted by julpetha View Post
    Can we hear a big round of applause or is the phrase only metaphorically used to approve of something?

    Thank you.
    I agree with emsr that an actual big round of applause would be audible. It is possible to say that someone deserves a big round of applause without there actually being any applause.

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