of light and shadows

as alike as two peas in a pod identical or nearly so

as bald as a coot completely bald

as big as a bus very big

as big as an elephant very big

as black as a sweep completely black sweep = chimney sweep

as black as coal completely black

as black as pitch completely black

as blind as a bat completely blind, may be exaggeration

as blind as a mole completely blind, may be exaggeration

as blue as the deepest ocean completely blue

as bold as brass very bold usually in a negative sense

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 bright as the moon very bright

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 usually said of water

as clear as a bell very clear of a sound

as clean as a whistle very clean

as clear as crystal very clear

as clear as mud not at all clear, irony or sarcasm

as cold as ice very cold

as common as dirt very common, rude, vulgar, usually said of a person

as cool as a cucumber cool

as crooked as a witch's hat very dishonest

as cunning as a fox cunning

as dead as a doornail dead, extinct

as dead as the dodo dead, extinct

as deaf as a post completely deaf, may be exaggeration

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 usually said of a person

as easy as A.B.C. very easy

as easy as apple-pie very easy

as easy as taking candy from a baby very easy or simple

as fiery as a volcano quickly or easily becoming angry

as flat as a pancake completely flat

as fragile as a house of cards easily destroyed or spoilt

as free as a bird free to go anywhere

as fresh as the air in spring very fresh

as fresh as a daisy very fresh

as gentle as a lamb very gentle, usually said of a person

as good as gold very good and obedient, usually said of a person

as happy as a lark very happy, usually said of a person

as hard as nails very tough, in character of a person

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, usually said of a person

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 of a person

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 red as rubies very red

as rough as sandpaper very rough

as safe as houses very safe, secure

as scarce as hen's teeth very, very scarce, irony (hens have no teeth)

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, of a person

as slow as a snail very slow

as slow as a tortoise very slow

as smooth as glass very smooth

as smooth as silk very smooth

as snug as a bug in a rug in a very comfortable position, humorous

as sober as a judge sober

as soft as silk very soft

as soft as velvet very soft

as solid as a rock solid

as solid as the ground we stand on solid

as sound as a bell very clear, of a sound

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 rail very thin

as thin as a rake very thin

as timid as a rabbit very timid

as thorny as a rose bush very thorny

as tough as leather very tough

as tough as nails very tough, often said of a person

as tough as old boots very tough, often said of a person

as ugly as sin very ugly and unpleasant to look at

as warm as toast very warm in a pleasant, comfortable way

as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party not welcome at all irony or sarcasm (skunks stink)

as white as a ghost very pale or white, in the face of a person

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

@темы: Vocabulary, Simile, English