Idioms with Comparisons
As blind as a bat: to have very bad eyesight. You can’t read this? You’re as blind as a bat!
As cool as a cucumber: calm and not at all nervous. The result of the negotiation depended on this meeting, but Bob was as cool as a cucumber.
As easy as pie: very easy. I’m sure I did well on the test; it was as easy as pie!
As fit as a fiddle: in good physical condition. She goes to Pilates classes and runs for an hour every day. She’s as fit as a fiddle.
As free as a bird: feeling free, with no cares or worries. I remember how I felt the first day of summer vacation. I was as free as a bird.
As happy as a clam: very happy and content. I was as happy as a clam living in Hawaii; the beaches were beautiful, I played lots of outdoor sports, and the people were so nice.
As hard as nails: very tough and cruel. As a supervisor, Tom was as hard as nails; nobody wanted to work with him.
As pleased as punch: to be very happy with something. The design she had worked on for a week was finished and looking great. She was as pleased as punch.
As quiet as a mouse: very quiet. Sarah got home at 3 am and didn’t want to wake up her parents, so naturally, she was as quiet as a mouse going up the stairs.
As sick as a dog: very sick. Alice went home early from school because she felt as sick as a dog. She had a fever and felt very, very weak.