I spoke often in Congress against the war in Vietnam…by saying 'many eat the meat but few go to the slaughterhouse.' I said it so often I became a vegetarian.
—Rep. Andrew Jacobs
metonymy
A figure of speech in which one word is substituted for another with which it is closely associated. For example, in the expression The pen is mightier than the sword, the word pen is used for "the written word," and sword is used for "military power."