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"As" Similes #1

Fill the blanks in these similes.
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Last updated: March 6, 2018
First submittedAugust 6, 2013
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Idiom
Blind as a Bat
High as a Kite
Pretty as a Picture
Drunk as a Skunk
Straight as an Arrow
Slippery as an Eel
Fit as a Fiddle
Sharp as a Tack
Idiom
Smart as a Whip
Strong as an Ox
Dead as a Dodo
Thick as Thieves
Old as the Hills
Clear as Crystal
Dry as a Bone
Tough as Nails
Idiom
Soft as Silk
Stubborn as a Mule
White as a Sheet
Scarce as Hen's Teeth
Busy as a Bee
Cool as a Cucumber
Cute as a Bug's Ear
Happy as a Clam
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level 49
Sep 30, 2013
Maybe accept "quick as a whip" as an alternate? It's fairly common.
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level 68
Oct 4, 2013
The first thing that I put down was "scratchy as a fiddle". That actually makes more sense than the actual answer.
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level 32
Feb 17, 2014
Never heard "dead as a dodo," always heard "dead as a doornail"
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level 28
Nov 30, 2017
Yes
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level 67
May 17, 2018
Charles Dickens FTW
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level 57
May 17, 2018
See also: William Langland cir. 1350 and William Shakespeare in King Henry VI, Part II.
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level 71
May 20, 2018
From Lewis Carroll it says. Meanwhile, 'dead as a doornail' dates to the 14th century. I think it should be accepted.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2014
Right as rain omission?
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level 24
Jul 12, 2016
Perhaps "flat as a tack" should be an accepted answer
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level 76
May 17, 2018
I always heard flat as a pancake, sharp as a tack. My dad used to tell me, "You're sharp as a tack, that's why we call you flat head."
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level 46
May 17, 2018
I tried flat as a tack first
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level 62
Jan 12, 2017
Got all straight off except the whip one.
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level 48
Sep 19, 2017
Dumb as a box of rocks ?
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level 71
Jan 27, 2018
Poor bats, still suffering from that 'blind' misconception after all this time!
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level 65
Mar 10, 2018
Why are clams happy?
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level 80
Apr 29, 2018
i was gonna guess because they look like they have wide smiles but i looked it up. apparently it refers to them being unreachable in high tide.
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level 72
Nov 25, 2019
"Happy as a clam" is a shortened form of the original phrase, which is "happy as a clam at high tide."
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level 66
Mar 17, 2018
Dead as a dodo. Well that's heartless.
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level 67
May 17, 2018
Too soon?
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level 58
May 17, 2018
COL (Chuckled out loud).
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level 40
Mar 23, 2018
I would also like to know where the expression 'happy as a clam' comes from? I don't recall hearing of it
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level 65
May 17, 2018
Don't know that one either. Is it USA rather than British?
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level 67
May 19, 2018
Not British, maybe Hawaiian, they have some giant Clams that look like they are smiling :o)....... ask Sean Madison.
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level 59
May 17, 2018
Dead as a dodo is the only one I never heard. Though dead as a "doornail" was something I grew up with.
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level 60
May 17, 2018
Cute as a bug's ear!!! Gotta be an American expression!
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level 77
May 17, 2018
I was thinking it must be British. Never heard it before.
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level 73
May 17, 2018
We're not that into the word "bug"
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level 80
May 20, 2018
Yeah, "bugger" is probably more appropriate.
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level 76
May 17, 2018
I looked it up, and apparently it originated in the American south, some believe in Texas. The original meaning of cute was "acute" so it maybe makes more sense that way. The meaning of the word cute started changing from sharp to adorable around the late 1800s. https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/as-cute-as-a-bugs-ear.html
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level 77
May 17, 2018
does sound like something you'd hear in Texas.
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level 54
May 19, 2018
Midwest US here - I've used "cute as a bug's ear", as well as "cute as a button." But I like odd phrases and words, so I may be the exception.
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level 44
May 17, 2018
Thick as Two Short Planks
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level 62
May 19, 2018
Thick as a brick.
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level 58
May 17, 2018
I've heard "Dumb as a Dodo," too.
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level 27
May 17, 2018
also consider tight as a drum.
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level 46
May 17, 2018
Mad as a cut snake?
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level 69
May 18, 2018
Swift as an arrow should be accepted too.
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level 60
May 18, 2018
Dumb as an Ox.
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level 54
May 19, 2018
Which I guess describes me pretty well, since I tried it not once, but twice, because I just knew that "dumb" was right. LOL
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level 23
Jul 3, 2018
never heard of drunk as a skunk!
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level 76
Sep 3, 2018
Have never heard cute as a bug's ear - isn't it usually cute as a button?
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level 74
Mar 17, 2019
Lots of these make no sense, I'll have to do a lot research on the origins :)
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level 55
May 8, 2019
never heard of cute as a bugs ear! where does that originate? cute as a kitten? I think it is bright as a button
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level 38
Sep 18, 2019
scarce as a hen's teeth???
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level 38
Sep 18, 2019
Wow I somehow got the hen one :/
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