"You were being metaphorical, right?"
Occasionally, people use hyperbole, metaphor, and exaggerations in their everyday speech. But every now and then, someone hears them use verbal figures of speech, and have a moment where they need to clarify that they are, in fact, figures of speech. This is usually because the person in question has an extraordinarily odd life, or has been in a particular business. Usually accompanied by a Double Take, a Beat, and a Face Palm.