Chatting with a friend:
Me: So what's up with you and T.? Still feuding?
M: Come on. You guys need to either patch things up or stop hanging out.
K: I know, I know. A few weeks ago we did try to uhhhhhm ... you know, to, uhhh ...
M: "Bury the hatchet?"
K: Right, exactly.
M: But it didn't work?
K: No, because I'm still mad, and I really didn't want to bury the hatchet. So I made a big show of burying, but it wasn't really the hatchet I was burying. I was burying something else and secretly keeping the hatchet, like, hidden behind my back, so I could hang onto it for later.
K: Whoa, I way over-extended that metaphor.
M: I didn't want to say anything.