exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. It is from a Greek word meaning "excess". Synonyms :
exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill, rhetoric; informalpurple prose, puffery
Some commonly used examples of hyperbole include:
I’ve told you a million times!
It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing jackets.
She is so dumb, she thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company.
I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
I have a million things to do.
I had to walk 15 miles to school in the snow, uphill.
I had a ton of homework.
If I can’t buy that new game, I will die!
He is as skinny as a toothpick.
This car goes faster than the speed of light.
That new car costs a bazillion dollars.
We are so poor; we don’t have two cents to rub together.
That joke is so old, the last time I heard it I was riding on a dinosaur.
They ran like greased lightning.
He's got tons of money.
You could have knocked me over with a feather.
Her brain is the size of a pea.
He is older than the hills.
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Pictured are Jason Prielipp and C.J. Rilveria representing Team Ferris from Business Policy 490A. Professor Bentley splits the class into six teams and they compete with each other and about 3300 teams world-wide in running their own simulated multimillion dollar company. The teams make decisions in 8 separate rounds that each simulate one year of running the business. The Ferris team finished in the top 10% for round 3 out of 3300 teams world-wide. Congratulations C.J. and Jason! #LourdesCOBAL#LourdesStrong#Business