As black as pitch
As blind as a bat
As blind as a mole
As bold as brass
As brave as a lion
As bright as a button
As bright as a new pin
As bright as day
As bright as the sun
As busy as a beaver
As busy as a bee
As busy as a cat on a hot tin roof
As calm as a millpond
As clear as a bell
As clean as a hound's tooth
As clean as a whistle
As clear as crystal
As clear as mud
As cold as ice
As common as dirt
As cool as a cucumber
The pidgeons fountained into the air
His hair was bone white
He tried to help but his legs were rubber
It's raining men
Kicked the bucket
Idioms from examplesof.com:
A chip on your shoulder
This is a grudge for a previous experience. It can apply to people, or subjects.
He"s got a real chip on his shoulder about the industry retirement schemes.
Actions speak louder than words
Not passive, active expression of deeds based on opinion or situation. Often relates to a response to debate or indecision.
Actions do speak louder than words. He just went and did that.
A dime a dozen
Common, cheap, substandard. The value is the idiom, which is usually derogatory, reducing the perceived value of something or someone.
People like that are a dime a dozen, always trying to sell you something.
A doubting Thomas
Derived from the New Testament, refers to the Apostle Thomas, famous for asking questions and needing explanations to be convinced.
A true doubting Thomas, he insisted on seeing some proof of the whole idea.
A drop in the ocean
A very small part of something. The statement is used to put things into a perspective, generally as a proportionate statement.
Their revenue is a drop in the ocean, compared to the debts.
A fair-weather friend
A person who"s a friend during the good times, but not the hard times.
Talk about fair-weather friend, I mentioned my problems with my phone bill and he disappeared for six months.
A fool and his money are soon parted
This idiom is basically a truism. It means stupidity costs money. Like many idioms, the subject of the idiom is sometimes contracted. If you use the phrase A fool and his money, the rest of it is redundant, or can be used in context.
A fool and his money� that was a dumb investment, and it did part him from his money.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A friend who"s around when you need them is a real friend. In some cases idioms are reshaped into the sentence structure:
That was a friend indeed, and was around when he was needed.
A herd of elephantsNoisy, unsubtle, obvious. Something which is impossible to overlook
Personification Examples from lifestyle.iloveindia.com
- The camera loves me.
- Opportunity knocked on the door.
- The sun greeted me this morning.
- Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.
- Time never waits for anyone.
- Trees were dancing with the wind.
- Sun was playing hide and seek, amidst the clouds.
- The moon seemed to smile at me from the sky.
- The sky was full of dancing stars.
- The flowers begged for water.
- He's 900 years old.
- I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
- There are millions of other things to do.
- You're always doing that.
- I waited in line for centuries.
- I've told you a million times don't exaggerate.
- I had to walk fifteen miles uphill both ways, in snow five feet deep.
- I have a million things to do today.
- I could eat a horse.
- The whole world was staring at me.
- I had a ton of homework.
- His teeth were blinding white.
- My car is a million years old.
- I told you a thousand times!
- Maybe I'll do it in a million years.
- I was so embarrassed, I thought I might die.
- I am so tired I could sleep for a year.
- He is as skinny as a toothpick.