(Tidbit for grammar lovers) What's a ZEUGMA?

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    Here's an example: "She opened the door and her heart to the homeless boy."

    As you can see, the verb "opened" is being used in two different senses.

    Another example that I just read this morning:

    "In the December 1942 wedding photograph my father was wearing a cheeky smile and a British army uniform."


    Sources: www. merriam-webster.com ; London Review of Books (print) edition of July 5, 2018, page 4.
     
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    So in other words, it can be defined as having a marvelous economy with words.
     
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