A moment ago, we were subjected to an all-too-familiar error in usage, courtesy of CNBC's perfectly pleasant Sue Herrera (emphasis added in bold):
You know if you've been in gold lately, you know that that metal has literally been on fire.
We assume the problem with that formulation is self-evident. But just for kicks: Unless Herrera and her trader friends have roasted their gold something fierce, the yellow metal has decidedly not "literally been on fire."
Figuratively? Yes. Metaphorically? We'll give her that too. But literally? No.