Of the following, which expression that could be found in informational text uses words in a figurative sense rather than a literal one?
An “onslaught” literally means a vigorous attack or onset, as of criticism here. A “throng” literally means a multitude of people or things assembled/crowded together, as of onlookers here. “Belligerent” literally means hostile, and “mob” literally means an unruly crowd. However, “avalanche” literally means a large snow or ice slide; figuratively it means any sudden, overwhelming amount or occurrence, as with rumors here.