Sunday, January 3, 2010

Clever like a fox: Animal metaphors

Cock of the walk - someone thinks they're the best (this might only make sense in the south)
Puppy love - when young people are in love
Snake - a person is manipulative (it's a bible thing)
I could eat a horse! - when you're really hungry
I need to piss like a racehorse - when you need to use the bathroom. don't use in a formal context.
You look like a wet rat - when someone's caught in the rain (considered rude)
Easy tiger! - when someone is too sexually forward
Quick like a bunny - telling a kid to hurry up
Busy as a bee - self-explanatory
Nice mane ya got there - some one has big hair, like a lion's mane
A whale of a ___ - when a certain instance of ___ is larger than the usual instance of ___
She's a minx - when a woman is powerfully seductive

I'll try to think of more.

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