Some similes

She had a face on her like a wet week in Omeath!

She’s as contrary as a bag of cats

As healthy as a trout/ a rock/ a ditch


He could buy and sell fairies


He’s as busy as a nailer


That’s a step nearer heaven for you (reward for a good deed done)


You can’t take blood from a stone/ a turnip


Thon one’s as wicked as a weasel


As happy as a bird in a bush


Since she started cutting my hair, I’ve gone as grey as a badger!


That’s as true as the priest said Mass on Sunday


As sure as God made little green apples


He’s as odd as two left feet


As black as the Earl of Hell’s waistcoat


As black as me boot


As black as the back of the fire


As black as the kettle


As black as the hob


As black as the pot


(It was important to have this variety, since ‘black’ meant more than colour!)


That’s the pot calling the kettle black!


As soople as a hare! (supple)


As deaf as the beetle (the pounder for mash potatoes)


As yellow as a duck’s foot


As green as leeks

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