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  Similes as cool as a cucumber to be calm and relaxed, especially in a difficult situation(During the awful, horrifying accident, he remained as cool as a cucumber as thin as a rake  very thin(As he never ate much, his arms were as thin as a rake) as bold as brass  very brave and confident; not afraid to say what you feel or take risks(That devilish monkey which stole my banana was as bold as brass) as thorny as a rose bush  very thorny (The old man! #$%;s beard is as thorny as a rose bush; & won! #$%;t touch it) as smooth as glass  very smooth('e washed his face until it was as smooth as glass) as bright as the moon  very bright(After finding a bag full of ewels, the young man! #$%;s eyes looked as bright as the moon) gleamed like pearls shining very brightly (Ama*ed by the sight of the famous singer, the little children! #$%;s eyes gleamed like pearls) as green as mold  very green('er teeth look as green as mold; she needs to brush them more often) as soft as velvet  very soft(The cover of my new book is as soft as velvet) as gentle as a lamb  very calm and kind(&f you are going to look after my cat &chigo, you! #$%;ll have to be as gentle as a lamb) as fiery as a volcano +uickly or easily becoming angry (The giraffe living next door has a fiery temper) as black as pitch completely black (itchn a black sticky substance made from oil or coal)  as black as coal  very black (The pirate! #$%;s evil eyes are as black as coal) as clear as crystal  very easy to understand- easy to see(The water in the .editerranean sea is as clear as crystal) as easy as taking candy from a baby   very easy or simple(/eating my little sister at chess is like taking candy from a baby) as thin as a rail  very thin(This path is as thin as a rail) as red as rubies  very red(These fresh tomatoes are as red and shiny as rubies) as soft as silk   very soft or gentle(The singer! #$%;s sweet voice sounded as soft as silk) as slippery as an eel  very slippery  as warm as toast  very warm in a pleasant, comfortable way (This chair feels as warm as toast; has anybody been sitting on it0) as big as a building  very big(& didn! #$%;t want to play basketball against him as he was as big as a building) as clean as a whistle  very clean/y the time we had finished mopping the floor it was as clean as a whistle; you could have eaten your dinner on it) as rough as sandpaper  very rough as dead as a door-nail completely dead, extinct as fresh as the air in spring  very fresh as stubborn as a mule  very stubborn and obstinate  as ugly as sin  very ugly and unpleasant to look at as crooked as a witch's hat  very dishonest as soft as a daffodil's petals  very soft(The falling cherry blossom felt as soft as daffodil petals) as blue as the deepest ocean completely blue('er piercing eyes were as blue as the deepest ocean) as fragile as a house of cards easily destroyed or spoilt(This igloo is as fragile as a house of cards; & want to leave before it collapses) As blind as a batAn exaggeration used to show someone who is unable to see clearlyEats like a birdComparing eating habits to that of a bird who supposedly eats very littleAs pure as snowComparing a person’s character to fresh snow (white and pure)As strong as an oxSomeone having great strength English Proverbs: Every student is given one proverb to memorize. They should memorize the proverb word for word, but they can explain the meaning of the proverb in their own words. Proverb :  Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Meaning : If you spend time away from someone you love, you will love them even more. In other words, you realize how much you lovesomething when you are spend time away from it. Proverb : Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Meaning : You should not depend on  ust one thing for success. Instead, you should diversify your risks. !or e ample, don't invest all your money in one thing because you might lose everything if it fails. Proverb : #here is more than one way to skin a cat. Meaning : #here is more than one way to solve a problem. In other words, if one solutiondoesn't work, try to find another way to solve the  problem. Proverb : You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Meaning : You can tell somebody what the best thing to do is, but you can't make Proverb : $hat doesn't kill you makesyou stronger. Meaning : %eople become tougher and wiser by facing hardships. !or e ample, if someone cheats you out of Proverb : &ecessity is the mother of invention. Meaning : If you really need to do something you will find a way. In other words,  people can be very  them do it. In other words, even if you give somebody good advice, they might not follow, the e perience will make you wiser so that you creative when they have tobe. Proverb : #he apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Meaning : hildren grow up to be similar to their parents. !or e ample, if the parents arebad then the child will be bad as well. Proverb : Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Meaning : Don't rely on something that hasn't happened yet. !or e ample, you shouldn't spend money that you haven't earned yet. Proverb : #hat's the pot calling the kettle black. Meaning : You shouldn't criticize other people's faults if you have those same faults. !or e ample, if you are lazy you shouldn't complain when other  people are lazy. Proverb : (very cloud has a silver lining. Meaning : #here is a positive side to every bad situation. In other words, bad things also produce some good. Proverb : $hen it rains, it pours. Meaning : $hen bad) things happen, they happen all at once. In other words, if you have some bad luck, more bad luck will follow shortly.*)It is also sometimes used for good things as well.+ Proverb :  A leopard cannot change its spots. Meaning : %eople cannot change their personality or nature. !or e ample, if someone is bad then they will always be bad *so don't believe people who say they've changed+. Proverb : You shouldn't udge a book by its cover. Meaning : utward appearances can be deceiving. In other words, you should look at something closely before deciding if it is good or bad. Proverb : -ook before you leap. Meaning : You should carefully plan things before you do anything. In other words, don't be hasty because If you act rashly, you might get hurt. Proverb : #oo many cooks spoil the broth. Meaning : If too many people are managing something, it will fail. In other words, it's better to have one person directing a proect than many people. Proverb Meanings The best things in life are free.!e don t have to pay for the things that are really valuable, li#e love, friendship and good health.$ stitch in time saves nine.%epair something as soon as it is damaged. That s a small repair &ob. 'f not, you will have a much bigger and more expensive repair &ob later. (o it now and you ll need one stitch. (o it later and you ll need ) stitches* +!hy nine and not eight or ten -ecause nine rhymes, approximately, with time. ã stitch +noun / a lin# made with thread in sewing ã in time / not late
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