Idioms with ‘as……as’

Group A 

Guess the missing words below and write down your top three guesses for each.

as blind as

as busy as

as clear as – (informal) not at all clear or easy to understand, e.g. an explanation

as cold as

as cool as – calm and controlled at a time of upset, difficulty or danger

as cunning as

as deaf as

as different as

as drunk as

as dry as

as easy as

as flat as

as gentle as

as greedy as

as thin as

as hard as – physically tough, able to endure; without feeling, ruthless

as light as – not heavy

as mad as – eccentric, peculiar, or even insane

as miserable as

as old as

as quick as

as quiet as

as regular as – people who do things at set times and are totally reliable

as safe as

as sharp as – intelligent and quick-witted, perceptive

as tough as – hard to cut and chew; physically strong; not easily hurt

as white as – used about someone’s face turned pale after a shock or a fright

Work with someone from another group and try to match up the complete expressions

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Idioms with ‘as……as’

Group B

Try to guess the missing as… as expressions and write down your top three guesses.

a pig

a pancake

a fox

mud

a bat

a bee

ice

a sheet

leather/ old boots

nails

houses

a feather

a needle/ a razor

lightning/ a flash

a mouse

clockwork

a hatter/ a March hare

the hills

ABC/ pie

a bone

a post

a lord

sin

a lamb

a cucumber

chalk and cheese

a rake

Work with someone from another group and try to match up the complete expressions

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