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Entry level employment is like 99% massive corporations

This seems unlikely, given that the majority of jobs in the US are provided by small businesses.

simile often involves hyperbole.

Turning “less than 50%” into “99%” is not hyperbole, it’s being incorrect.

It’s also not even simile, since the “like” here signals lazy approximation, not comparison.

Good point. It was an incorrect and lazy use of the word simile. It was an offhand remark that I thought felt right. I do stand by the use of 'hyperbole' though...

correction: exaggeration often involves hyperbole.

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