Figurative Expressions: as ___ as a(n) (#4)
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!
There is no article before rain in as right as rain becauserain is an uncountable noun.