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Phrase: As mad as a hatter

Meaning: If someone is as mad as a hatter, he or she behaves in a silly, odd or crazy way.

Examples:
What is he doing? Is he insane? That guy is as mad as a hatter.
That man is as mad as a hatter. He never talks to anyone.

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Phrase: As obstinate/stubborn as a mule

Meaning: Very obstinate / stubborn.

Example:
Freda is as obstinate as a mule. I do not think she will change her mind.

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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

Email: ddion@inetcity.com

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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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Phrase: As rich as Croesus

Meaning: Very wealthy, very rich.

Example:
He was a shady character, and as rich as Croesus.

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Phrase: As sweet as honey

Meaning: Very sweet.

Examples:
She is as sweet as honey. She is so charming!
Her lips were as sweet as honey. I could not stop kissing her.

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Phrase: As ugly as sin

Meaning: Very ugly.

Example:
She felt in love with a man that was 20 years older than she was, and as ugly as sin, but his intelligence was exceptional.

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Phrase: As white as a sheet

Meaning: That is, to be or became pale.

Example:
When I entered the room, I found her as white as a sheet. She could not even utter a single word.
He went as white as a sheet when he saw his father lying on the floor. He feared the worst.

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Phrase: Be as bright as a button

Meaning: To be brilliant, clever, intelligent.

Example:
My nephew could help you with that project. He is as bright as a button.

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Phrase: Be as old as the hills

Meaning: Very old:
His father is as old as the hills, but he's fit. He walks five miles a day.
This tradition is as old as the hills.

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Phrase: Be as strong as an ox

Meaning: To be very strong: I will call my husband. He is as strong as an ox, and will be able to lift it.

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Phrase: Be in the same boat as somebody else

Meaning: To be in the same bad situation as somebody else.

Examples:
We are not enemies. We are in the same boat. We have to join forces.
I am in the same boat as your sister. Please tell her to ring me up.
-I have to repeat the year.
-Me too. We are in the same boat.

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Phrase: Bite off more than you can chew

Meaning: To take too many things (so you cannot cope with all of them).

Example:
Do not bite off more than you can chew to avoid unhappy customers.

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Phrase: Comparisons are odious

Meaning: This is usually said when we are going to compare two or more people, but we would prefer not to.

Example:
Although comparisons are odious, I must confess that Laura seems to be more effective than Paula, but less effective than Dora.

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Phrase: Easier said than done

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Phrase: For better or worse

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Phrase: Good, better, best;
never let it rest

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Phrase: He who laughs last laughs longest (or best)

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Phrase: It is / was a case of the solution being worse than the problem

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Phrase: Mad as a March hare

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Phrase: Not to be as black as you are painted

Meaning: If you say that someone is not as black as he/she is painted, you mean that he/she is not as bad as people say he/she is: Margaret isn't as black as she's painted. In fact, I think she's a charming person.

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Phrase: Not to be the same standard as somebody

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Phrase: Revenge is a dish best served cold

Sent by Tony Western

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Phrase: Speak (or talk) the same language as somebody

Meaning: Think similarly

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