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A.Word.A.Day--chocolate-box

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This week's theme: desserts used metaphorically.

chocolate-box (CHO-kuh-lit boks, CHOK-lit -) adjective

Having a romanticized beautiful image; stereotypically pretty.

[From the kind of pictures often seen on boxes of chocolate.]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"But to accept that is merely to endorse a patronising, chocolate-box image of the country -- to see it all as pretty lanes, thatched cottages and rosy-cheeked lasses milking cows -- and to turn a blind eye to the reality of rural life today." Anna Morrell; An Everyday Tale of Randy Rural Folk; Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales); Nov 9 2006.

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