Hyperbole is used to make something sound much more impressive than it really is. Its use is obvious and should not be taken literally.

Hyperbole – Meaning

  • He kissed her a thousand times. – He kissed her many times.
  • I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse. – I am very hungry.
  • This game is taking forever. – This game is taking a long time.
  • It was so cold that even the polar bears worn a hat and gloves. – It was very, very cold.