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Phrase: Sweat like a pig / Sweat buckets

Meaning: To sweat a lot: It's very hot in here. I'm sweating like a pig.

Date: 2015-07-12 00:56:38

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Phrase: As poor as a church mouse

Meaning: Very poor: He can't have a luxury car. He's as poor as a church mouse.

Date: 2015-07-11 01:08:06

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Phrase: As bald as a billiard ball (alternative to ...as a coot)

Meaning: Completely bald

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Phrase: As bald as a coot

Meaning: Totally bald

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Phrase: As black as coal

Meaning: Completely black, very dark: The room was as black as coal, and I could not see a thing.

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Phrase: As blind as a bat

Meaning: To see very badly: Do not worry. She will not recognise you. She is as blind as a bat without her glasses.

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Phrase: As clean as a new pin (or as a whistle)

Meaning: Very clean

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Phrase: As clear as mud

Meaning: Not very clear

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Phrase: As cold as ice

Meaning: Very cold, very distant:
My feet are wet and as cold as ice. I need to warm them. Let's lit a fire, and spend the night here.
When I saw my former wife, she was as cold as ice.

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Phrase: As common as muck

Meaning: Someone who is as common as muck is not a bourgeois, but a person of humble origins:
Don't waste your time talking to those men. They are as common as muck, and we are wealthy and educated young ladies.
Look at the cheap and nasty clothes she is wearing. She must be as common as muck.

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Phrase: As cool as a cucumber

Meaning: Calm, relaxed:
The bride was very nervous, but the bridegroom was as cool as a cucumber.
Although she seemed as cool as a cucumber, she was devastated inside. She had never shown her feelings.

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Phrase: As dead as a doornail (as the dodo or as mutton)

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Phrase: As deaf as a post (or stone deaf)

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Phrase: As deep as a well

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Phrase: As different as chalk and (or from) cheese

Meaning: Very different:
We cannot get married because we are (as different as) chalk and cheese.
These two companies are as different as chalk from cheese.

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Phrase: As easy as ABC (anything, falling off a log, pie or winking)

Meaning: Very easy: This mathematical problem is as easy as falling off a log

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Phrase: As fast as your legs can carry you

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Phrase: As fine as frog's hair

Meaning: Something so fine as to be invisible

Sent by Dan

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Phrase: As fresh as a daisy

Meaning: Fresh, not tired: We had been walking for about five hours, and I was exhausted, but she seemed as fresh as a daisy, and wanted to go dancing

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Phrase: As green as a grass

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Phrase: As hot as hell

Meaning: Very hot

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Phrase: As innocent as freshly laid eggs

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Phrase: As light as a feather

Meaning: Very light, not heavy: Don't worry. I can carry this myself. It is as light as a feather.

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Phrase: As mad as a hatter

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Phrase: As obstinate (stubborn, etc.) as a mule

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