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    Figure of Speech

    Hi

    I have come across many figures of speech. I would like to know what does "For my health" figure of speech means? Where should we use.

    Please explain this with few examples.

    Thanks
    Regards
    Rajkumar

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    Re: Figure of Speech

    It seems quite literal to me.

    I need to exercise more for my health.

    It benefits my health.

    If you have seen it used in a way that makes you think it's a figure of speech, and not a literal use, please give the examples here.

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    Re: Figure of Speech

    Thanks for your reply.

    I came across this when we were discussing about something. The monderator replies to some one that "For his health, he could have been more honest"


    Regards
    Rajkumar

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