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Here are two examples where I can't figure out the part of speech. The man sucked the lemon dry. I filled the target full of holes.

Even if he sucked out all the juice, it still wouldn't be dry, unless the man was a suction pump.
If you filled a target full of holes, there wouldn't be a target any longer to be full. The holes could even disperse, and nobody would know.

john, irrelevant.
Here are two examples where I can't figure out the ... the lemon dry. I filled the target full of holes.

Even if he sucked out all the juice, it still wouldn't be dry, unless the man was a suction pump. ... holes, there wouldn't be a target any longer to be full. The holes could even disperse, and nobody would know.

Very interesting. Not many think of things that way.
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Even if he sucked out all the juice, it still ... full. The holes could even disperse, and nobody would know.

Very interesting. Not many think of things that way.

Is there a specific word for the act of interpreting an idiom literally?

Mike Nitabach
Very interesting. Not many think of things that way.

Is there a specific word for the act of interpreting an idiom literally?

Perversity?
Very interesting. Not many think of things that way.

Is there a specific word for the act of interpreting an idiom literally?

Literality. Or possibly in the U.S., literalcy.
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Very interesting. Not many think of things that way.

Is there a specific word for the act of interpreting an idiom literally?

Nitabaching is available, I think.
Here are two examples where I can't figure out the part of speech. The man sucked the lemon dry. I filled the target full of holes.

The words "dry" and "full" here are adjectives, used as predicatives.

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