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Phrase: Treat somebody like a dog (or like dirt)

Meaning: That is, very badly.

Examples:
I won't visit them again. They treated me like a dog the last time I went to see them.
During the Franco regime, the police treated citizens like dirt, that is, without any respect.

Date: 2018-05-07 17:19:15

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Phrase: Breed like rabbits

Meaning: To have a lot of babies. Example: The Evans breed like rabbits. They already have ten children, and she has a bun in the oven.

Date: 2017-11-29 00:18:29

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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

Sent by Dan

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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

Sent by Joseph Ezell

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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 (or as mutton)

Meaning: Completely dead.

Examples:
When I arrived there, he was as dead as a doornail.
You forgot to water the plants, and now they are as dead as mutton.
Colonialism should be as dead as the dodo (ie, dead and buried), but this is not so, at least, in the Kingdom of Castile and in France.

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

Meaning: Completely deaf.

Example:
-Do you think he heard me yesterday?
-No, I don't think so. He's stone deaf. / He's as deaf as a post.

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Phrase: As deep as a well

Meaning: Very deep.

Example:
All this sadness is as deep as a well.

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Phrase: As fast as your legs can carry you

Meaning: As fast as you can, very fast.

Example:
When I saw that lion looking at me, I ran as fast as my legs could carry me.

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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 green as grass

Meaning: Very green; not to be experienced enough.

Examples:
He went as green as grass, and immediately afterwards he turned into a monster.
I know he is as green as grass / very green, but he is so handsome that he could attract a lot of female customers, which is what we want.

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Phrase: As hot as hell

Meaning: Very hot.

Example:
Please open the windows. It is as hot as hell in here.

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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 proud as a peacock

Meaning: Very proud.

Example:
When she had finished her website, she felt as proud as a peacock because she thought it was a work/piece of art.

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Phrase: As pure as the driven snow

Sent by Dave Dion

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Phrase: As quiet as a mouse

Meaning: Very quiet.

Example:
She was as quiet as a mouse the whole afternoon.

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