I was really hungry so I said something along the lines of “I cannot wait to eat I am starving!”
One of my friends turned to me and said “Mike, you really should not say that. There are a lot of people actually starving in the world”
I just agreed with him and changed the subject because he was not wrong and he is my friend so I did not want to tread on a subject he was clearly sensitive about, but this is what I wanted to say.
"IT WAS A HYPERBOLE!"