"Whereas competitive inhibition can be overcome by increased substrate/reactant concentration; non-competitive inhibition cannot be. Competitive inhibition is like sitting on a seat in musical chairs, so others can't sit on it. You'll have to get off eventually, so increased substrate/reactant will eventually defeat you."
"Non-competitive inhibition is like smashing that chair, so no one can sit on it, ever again."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.