The phrase derives from the literal, specific description of a mother who transports and watches her children play soccer.
The literal description of these tests seems completely wrong to me.
These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure.
The events that it describes didn't actually happen and it is wrong to read the text as a literal description of events.
The characters' literal descriptions are provided above, but we will go into functionality and symbolism below.
Thus Mr. O'Brien gets beyond literal descriptions of what these men went through.
The play's title is not a gag; it's a literal description.
The four steps are not necessarily an adequate literal description of what historically happens.
Truth stared at it, realizing that the clich "giddy with relief" was nothing more than a literal description.
I don't mean this as an empty gesture of literary piety but as a literal description.