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"Like" Similes #2

Fill the blanks in these similes.
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First submittedAugust 7, 2013
Last updatedAugust 12, 2018
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Simile
Like water off a duck's back
Like a hot knife through butter
Like a bull in a china shop
Like white on rice
Spread like wildfire
Stick out like a sore thumb
Like shooting fish in a barrel
Simile
Like a deer in the headlights
Fall like dominoes
Breed like rabbits
Grin like a Cheshire cat
Sly like a fox
Curse like a sailor
Like ships passing in the night
Simile
Like a moth to a flame
Hungry like the wolf
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Drop like a hot potato
Like taking candy from a baby
Like a bolt from the blue
Like a dog with a bone
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level 83
Aug 10, 2013
Surely "look(s) like a million bucks" is just as common as "feel".
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level 37
Oct 4, 2013
I agree, I thought it was "I feel like a million bucks" and "He looks like a million bucks".
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level ∞
Nov 15, 2013
4x less common according to Google, but still extremely common. That one will work now.
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level 44
Aug 11, 2018
That's not in the quiz is it?
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level 67
Aug 12, 2018
It was in 2013.
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level 57
Oct 9, 2013
Have never heard "shake it like a polaroid picture" before. I also have heard "dress like a million bucks."
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level 50
Nov 15, 2013
"Shake it like a Polaroid picture" is a set of lyrics from "Hey Ya!" by OutKast.
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level 49
Nov 15, 2013
I was hoping someone would recognize that!
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level 76
Nov 14, 2014
Never heard that one. Surely there are others that are googled far more often? Like two peas in a pod, eat like a bird, sleep like a log, like fingernails on a chalkboard...
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level 76
Dec 13, 2015
Its only claim to fame seems to be the song... (When the song was popular, Polaroid was advising people to NOT shake their photos, as it could damage them.)
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level 52
Nov 15, 2013
Dang it, I tried "boats" passing in the night.
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level 65
Sep 1, 2014
Like white on rice? What is the origin of that?
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level 76
Jan 29, 2015
I usually hear it as, "He was all over him like white on rice." The color white is all over the grain of rice.
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level 67
Dec 5, 2015
Never heard that one!
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level 71
Apr 8, 2016
Take a few minutes to listen to "Close To Me" by Sonny Boy Williamson, in which he asks his girlfriend to be close to him "like white on rice . . . . like the spots on dice . . . . until we look like Chinese twins." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaLasQ4Fr5Q#t=25.
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level 67
Mar 10, 2018
Never heard that one before either
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level 73
Mar 12, 2018
Until we look like Chinese twins?

WTF?!
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level 60
Apr 11, 2018
referencing Chang and Eng Bunker, Barnum and Baileys conjoined (Siamese) twins.
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
That is messed up
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level 70
Dec 31, 2014
Like a bolt from the blue? Never heard of it!
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level 76
Jan 29, 2015
A bolt of lightning can strike from a storm miles away even though there are blue skies above, thus making "a bolt from the blue".
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level 61
Sep 17, 2019
I do know "out of the blue" And in my own language, "like a thunderstrike at clear sky"
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level 67
Dec 5, 2015
very old saying!
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level 72
Apr 23, 2019
never heard of it either
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level 46
Apr 8, 2016
Maybe "tossed around like a hot potato" as well?
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level 63
Apr 8, 2016
What does the rice one mean? I've never heard that...
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level 78
Nov 30, 2016
Explained above.....
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level 76
Apr 9, 2016
I've heard of tossing a hot potato, because that was the game in grade school. I haven't heard of dropping a hot potato, which seems like a waste of a perfectly good potato.
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level 61
Sep 17, 2019
If it is hot you would drop it. Wouldnt tossing it (throwing it in the bin) be at least as big of a wasate?
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level 62
Jan 13, 2017
Got all but the rice one. Could only think of curry on rice. And what if you eat brown rice?...
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level 61
Mar 8, 2017
Where I live it's an elephant in a porcelain shop.
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level 46
Oct 31, 2017
Where I live, elephants are not allowed in porcelain shops. Only bulls....and Hummel collectors.
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level 61
Sep 17, 2019
:D
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level 26
Feb 25, 2018
You need to change “water off a duck’s back”. The expression really is “lemonade off a duck’s back”. By the way, ducks are cute. 🦆
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level 76
Mar 7, 2018
Pretty sure "water off a duck's back" is a valid expression, and more so than the lemonade one.
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level 78
Jan 24, 2019
Who are these people pouring lemonade on ducks? Some people are weird
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level 61
Sep 17, 2019
Whatt?? is that a real thing or did you just made that up to be funny or something?

Would get rather sticky I would think..

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level 71
Mar 7, 2018
I've more often heard a rabbit in the headlights. But then you'd have rabbits more than once.
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level 66
Mar 7, 2018
Maybe it's a regional thing, because I've always heard it as deer in headlights. Never once rabbit. Southern USA
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level 56
Mar 11, 2018
Yeah in the UK its always a rabbit
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level 72
Mar 16, 2018
Exactly. Plenty of deer in English Midlands, but we always said rabbit. We also say curse like a trooper, never sailor.
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level 75
Apr 8, 2018
Heard rabbit too. Occasionally possum as well, but I think that's regional.
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level 85
Mar 7, 2018
Can you please accept cuss and swear like a sailor, I've heard these two used far more frequently than curse, as I'm sure many others have.
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level 65
Mar 8, 2018
Swear worked. I'm not sure about cuss.
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level 70
Mar 7, 2018
"Breed" like rabbits isn't the way I've heard it, but then again, this is a family publication.
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level 72
Mar 8, 2018
In NZ we say "like a possum in the headlights". Probably because there are lots of possums (aka opossums) on the road at night, and virtually no roaming deer.
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level 58
Aug 11, 2018
Agree with above re rabbit and headlights in the UK
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level 32
Aug 11, 2018
13/21! *sees points *wails
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level 44
Aug 11, 2018
Fun fact: Inspired by a line from the OutKast song Hey Ya, RecordSetter introduced a world record for Most Polaroid Shakes In One Minute, held by Matt Spangler at 207.
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level 51
Aug 12, 2018
Please except 'stand' out like a sore thumb. Much more common in the UK.
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level ∞
Aug 12, 2018
Okay
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