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Similes

simile meaning
as alike as two peas in a pod identical or nearly so
as bald as a coot / egg completely bald
as big as a bus very big
as big as an elephant very big
as black as a sweep completely black
as black as coal completely black
as black as pitch completely black
as blind as a bat completely blind
as blind as a mole completely blind
as bold as brass very bold
as brave as a lion very brave
as bright as a button very bright
as bright as a new pin very bright and shiny
as busy as a beaver very busy
as busy as a bee very busy
as busy as a cat on a hot tin roof very busy
as calm as a millpond very calm and still
as clear as a bell very clear
as clean as a whistle very clean
as clear as crystal very clear
as clear as mud not at all clear
as cold as ice very cold
as common as dirt very common, rude, vulgar
as cool as a cucumber cool
as cunning as a fox cunning
as dead as a doornail dead
as dead as the dodo dead, extinct
as deaf as a post completely deaf
as different as chalk from cheese very different
as drunk as a lord completely drunk
as dry as a bone very dry
as dry as dust very dry
as dull as dishwater dull, boring
as easy as A.B.C. very easy
as easy as apple-pie very easy
as flat as a pancake completely flat
as free as a bird very free to go anywhere
as fresh as a daisy very fresh
as gentle as a lamb very gentle
as good as gold very good and obedient
as happy as a lark very happy
as hard as nails very tough in character
as hot as hell very hot
as hungry as a bear very hungry
as hungry as a wolf very hungry
as innocent as a lamb innocent, not worldly-wise
as large as life conspicuously present
as light as a feather very light
as light as air very light
as mad as a hatter completely crazy
as mad as a hornet very angry
as nutty as a fruitcake completely crazy
as obstinate as a mule very obstinate, stubborn
as old as the hills very, very old
as pale as death very pale or white in the face
as plain as day very clear
as poor as a church mouse poverty-stricken
as poor as dirt poverty-stricken
as proud as a peacock very proud
as pure as snow pure and innocent
as pure as the driven snow pure and innocent
as quick as a wink very quick(ly)
as quick as lightning very quick(ly)
as quick as silver very quick
as quiet as a church mouse very quiet
as safe as houses very safe, secure
as scarce as hen’s teeth very, very scarce
as sharp as a razor very sharp
as sick as a dog very sick
as sick as a parrot very sick
as silent as the dead completely silent
as silent as the grave completely silent
as slippery as an eel slippery, evasive, not to be trusted of a person
as slow as a snail very slow
as slow as a tortoise very slow
as smooth as silk very smooth
as snug as a bug in a rug in a very comfortable position
as sober as a judge sober
as solid as a rock solid
as solid as the ground we stand on solid
as sound as a bell very clear
as sour as vinegar very sour
as steady as a rock very steady
as stiff as a board completely stiff
as straight as an arrow straight
as strong as an ox very strong
as stubborn as a mule very stubborn, obstinate
as sturdy as an oak very strong and solid
as sure as death and taxes absolutely certain to happen
as tall as a giraffe very tall
as thin as a rake very thin
as timid as a rabbit very timid
as tough as leather very tough
as tough as nails very tough
as tough as old boots very tough
as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party not welcome at all
as white as a ghost very pale or white in the face
as white as a sheet pure white
as white as snow pure white
as wise as Solomon very wise
as wise as an owl very wise
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