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English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions 


COMPARISONS - SIMILARITY, page 6

Idioms
from:   'like pulling teeth'   to:  'like two peas in a pod'


  • like pulling teeth
    • Something that is like pulling teeth is extremely difficult to obtain, especially if trying to extract information from someone.
      "Getting him to talk about his job was like pulling teeth!"

  • like a red flag to a bull
    • To say that a statement or action is like a red flag to a bull means that it is sure to make someone very angry or upset.
      "Don't mention Tom's promotion to Mike. It would be like a red flag to a bull!"

  • like a shot
    • If you do something like a shot, you do it very quickly, without any hesitation.
      "If I won a lot of money on the lotto, I'd leave my job like a shot!"

  • like a sore thumb
    • If something sticks out like a sore thumb, it is very obvious or visible in an unpleasant way.
      "The modern building sticks out like a sore thumb among the old houses."

  • like taking candy from a baby
    • To say that something is like taking candy from a baby means that it is very easy to do.
      "Don't worry - you'll manage. It'll be like taking candy from a baby!"

  • like taking sand to the beach
    • Doing something that is unnecessary or of no use at all is said to be like taking sand to the beach.
      "Bringing a cake to Judy's party is like taking sand to the beach; she always uses a caterer."

  • like talking to a brick wall
    • To say that a conversation with someone is like talking to brick wall means that communication is impossible because there is no reaction or response.
      "I tried to discuss the problem with him but it was like talking to a brick wall."

  • like there's no tomorrow
    • If someone does something like there's no tomorrow, they do it fast and eagerly, regardless of the future, as if this could be their last opportunity to do it.
      "I don't understand him; he's spending money like there's no tomorrow."

  • like a thief in the night
    • Someone who acts like a thief in the night does something secretly or in an unexpected manner.
      "He left the company like a thief in the night, without telling his colleagues or saying goodbye."

  • like a ton of bricks
    • If somebody comes down on you like a ton of bricks, they criticize you severely because you have done something wrong.
      "If you don't follow his instructions carefully, he'll come down on you like a ton of bricks!"

  • like turkeys voting for Christmas
    • This expression is used to say that a particular option is unlikely to be chosen because it would not be in the interest of the people concerned.
      (In many countries people eat turkey at Christmas.)
      "Expecting them to accept a decrease in salary would be like turkeys voting for Christmas."

  • like two peas in a pod
    • Two people who are like two peas in a pod are very similar in appearance.
      "The two brothers are very alike - they're like two peas in a pod!"

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