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Catcher in the Rye

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Talking with Phoebe

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What literary device is being represented and what does the statement "chew the fat" mean when Holden mentions going to see his sister, Phoebe, and what they could spend their time doing?

A

It is a pun and means to eat the meat off of the bone.

B

It is a metaphor and means to contemplate an idea.

C

It is a simile and means to eat the grease from the meat.

D

It is an allusion and refers to the fat person to whom is being spoken.

E

It is a colloquialism and means to have conversation about everyday things.