Metonymy [meh-TAHN-uh-mee] is a figure of speech that represents a word or phrase that stands for an object, action, institution, or a concept for the object itself. For example, in the phrase "psyche up"-- in the context of remembering, preparing oneself for something or to think a problem through and then, to act on it-- psyche is a metonymy for activate or excite the thinking process to a desired aim or goal. Hold your horses-- take it easy; calm down; don't do anything rash Mindfulness - a state of self-awareness. A slowing down to feel the need to focus and be grounded on the here-and-now. Surf the net -- surf = switch channels, research in motion net = short for internet "Ready for another cup?" cup = a cup or mug to filled with coffee I think I'm ready for one now.