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    If there is a restaurant called Cheesecake Factory and they sell cheesecakes in addition to other foods from around the world, what is the figure of speech?

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    Default Re: trying to find figure of speech for this word

    gourmet marketplace?
    gourmet bakery and deli?

    I am not sure I understand the question

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    Default Re: trying to find figure of speech for this word

    Quote Originally Posted by Determination&progress View Post
    If there is a restaurant called Cheesecake Factory and they sell cheesecakes in addition to other foods from around the world, what is the figure of speech?
    I don't think there's any figure of speech here. The name of the restaurant simply includes one of items they sell. The restaurant is not literally a factory; I suppose that could be a metaphor if the intention is to give the impression that they churn out cheesecakes. What do you think?

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    Default Re: trying to find figure of speech for this word

    A "factory" turns out, or produces, a commodity.

    In this case, they want to imply that the business makes a huge number of cheesecakes and other baked goods.

    It's just a fun way to say they produce a particular item. In the US, we have the Eyeglass Factory, too.

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