Similes in American English -- Page 1
Every American knows most of these similes. A simile is a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by "like" or "in", as in: He was as strong as a bull. I have given multiple choices so students can try their hand. The teacher then must give the right answer.
1. He's as sly as a fox
2. Life is like a box of chocolates
3. She's as wise as a owl
4. He's as quiet as a mouse
5. He's as strong as a ox
6. He's as big as a elephant
7. She's as proud as a peacock
8. He's as playful as a kitten
9. She's as sick as a dog
10. He's as gentle as a lamb
11. She's as quick as a cat
12. He's as cross as a bear
13. She's as blind as a bat
14. He's as free as a eagle
15. She's as hungry as pig
16. He's as nervous as a cat
17. She's as nutty as a fruitcake
18. He's as stubborn as a mule
19. She's as green as money
20. It is as white as a snow
21. She's as mad as a hornet
22. He's as hairy as a ape
23. She's as clumsy as a cow
24. He's as poor as a church mouse
25. She's as slow as a turtle
26. He's as happy as a clam
27. She's as busy as a bee
28. He's as slippery as eel
29. She's as brave as a lion
30. He's as snug as a bug