"I should have known better than to try a sports metaphor with a man."
Business people love to use sports metaphors to talk about teamwork.
He locked in the sports metaphor with "That was never the original goal."
One possible answer is that we rely too heavily on sports metaphors.
"All net," the Senator continued in a sports metaphor for success.
It was hard to keep a straight face with the sports metaphor.
And maybe that's a point at which some of the sports metaphors strike a chord.
"I see she's got you doing those sports metaphors, too."
Looking ahead to tonight's game, he mixed sports metaphors, saying that "the ball's in our court."
To use a sports metaphor, they punch above their weight.