Common Idioms List with the Word “LIKE”

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10 Common Idioms with the Word “LIKE”

10. And The Like

Definition:

And other similar items, etc.

For example:

We collect small antique home furnishings: lamps, ashtrays, platters, and the like.

9. Like a Moth to a Flame

Definition:

Drawn to something or someone despite the dangers

For example:

Sharon is drawn to bad boys like a moth to a flame.

8. Like Father, Like Son

Definition:

Sons inherit their fathers’ traits and preferences, often even without realizing it.

For example:

John was a great fisherman, and there’s his son Matt out on the water. Like father, like son.

7. Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Definition:

Very easy

For example:

Passing this quiz will be like shooting fish in the barrel. I’ve studied a lot.

6. Like Taking Candy from a Baby

Definition:

Very easy

For example:

Just watch. Getting her to go out with me will be like taking candy from a baby.

5. (To Have a) Mind Like a Steel Trap

Definition:

An intelligent person who grasps concepts extremely quickly

For example:

Andrew seems as though he’s not paying attention, but he’s got a mind like a steel trap. At the end he can tell you everything that was discussed.

4. Sell Like Hotcakes

Definition:

Be sold very quickly

For example:

The new Honda is expected to sell like hotcakes after it’s released.

3. Like Tits on a Bull, As Useless as Tits on a Bull

Definition:

Completely useless

For example:

I forgot to bring my power supply, and soon my computer was as useless as tits on a bull.

2. Like Two Peas in a Pod

Definition:

Bearing a strong resemblance

For example:

Hallie and Maria aren’t related, but they’re so similar—like two peas in a pod

1. Know (Something) like the Back of One’s Hand

Definition:

To be very familiar with something, especially an area

For example:

If you’re in Columbus, be sure to look up Jim. He knows Ohio like the back of his hand.