as busy as a bee/beaver — трудолюбивый 
as black as coal — черный, как уголь 
as blind as a bat/mole — слепой, как крот 
as brave as a lion — смелый, как лев 
as brittle as glass — хрупкий, как стекло 
as brown as a berry — очень загорелый 
as changeble as the moon — семь пятниц на неделе 
as cheerful as a lark — жизнерадостный 
as cold as a frog/ice — холодный, как лед 
as cool as a cucumber — и глазом не моргнет (не теряет хладнокровия) 
as cunning as a fox — хитрый, как лиса 
as dark as pitch — тьма кромешная 
as dead as a door-nail — бездыханный 
as deaf as a post — глухая тетеря 
as deep as well — глубокий, как колодец 
as drunk as a lord — пьяный, как сапожник 
as dry as a mummy — высохший, как мумия 
as dumb as a statue — нем, как рыба 
as easy as ABC — в два счета 
as fair as a rose — прекрасный, как роза 
as fat as a pig — как боров 
as firm as a rock — неподвижный, как скала 
as flat as a board — плоский, как доска 
as fleet as a deer — быстроногий, как лань 
as free as the air — свободный, как ветер 
as fresh as a daisy — цветущий, пышущий здоровьем 
as gentle as a lamb — кроткий, как овечка 
as good as gold — золотой человек 
as graceful as a swan — изящный, как лебедь 
as greedy as a wolf — прожорливый, как волк 
as green as grass — зеленый юнец 
as happy as a king — рад-радешенек 
as harmless as a dove — кроткий, как голубка 
as hot as fire — очень горячий 
as hungry as a hunter — голодный, как волк 
as light as a feather — легкий, как пух 
as loud as thunder — громоподобный 
as salt as a herring — одна соль 
as sharp as a razor — острый, как бритва 
as silly as a goose — глуп, как пробка 
as smooth as glass — гладкий, как стекло 
as soft as butter/wax — мягкий, как воск 
as sour as viniger — кислый, как уксус 
as strong as a horse — здоров, как бык 
as sweet as honey — cладкий, как мед 
as tall as a steeple — верзила, каланча 
as tame as a chicken — ручной, как цыпленок 
as thick as a cable — толстый, как бревно 
as thin as a lath — худой, как щепка 
as timid as a hare — трусливый, как заяц 
as warm as wool — теплый, как печка 
as weak as a baby/a cat — силенок маловато 
as white as snow — белый, как снег 
as wise as Solomon — мудрый, как Соломон 

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