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The very common fixed figurative expression as ______ as a(n) ___ is often used in informal conversation.Here are more examples, comments on meanings, andnotes on how the examples might be used:

as _____ as a(n) _____ (#4)

as right as rain: exactly right; 100% right.



A: Ho-Hyun says that Chicago is the capital ofthe state of Illinois, but I think it's Springfield.

Am I right?

   B: Yes, you're as right as rain. Chicago isthe largest city in Illinois, but Springfieldis the state capital.

as snug as a bug in a rug: very comfortable; cozy



A: I think this probably wasn't a very good dayto go camping because it's going to get prettycold tonight. Is your tent going to be warmenough for you?   B: Yes. I'll be as snug as a bug in a rug whenI get into my sleeping bag.

as sound as a dollar: financially stable; financiallydependable; a good value

You don't need to worry about investingin the XYZ Corporation. It's an old companyand it's as sound as a dollar.

as strong as an ox: very strong; unusually strong

If you need help moving the furniture,ask my friend Antonio to help you. He'sa very nice guy and he's also as strongas an ox.

as thin as a broomstick: very thin; unusually thin(used to describe people). Note: a broomstick is thehandle of a broom. If a person were this thin, he / shewould be extremely thin.

Fred and his wife are an odd couple.Fred is quite heavy, but his wife isas thin as a broomstick.

as thin as a rail: also very thin; unusually thin(used to describe people). Note: a rail is a thinpiece of wood used to make part of a fence.If a person were this thin, he / she would beextremely thin.

Haven't you been eating? You've reallylost a lot of weight. In fact, you're as thinas a rail!

Special Note

There is no article before rain in as right as rain becauserain is an uncountable noun.



to be continued . . . . .


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