Drink like a fish - If someone drinks like a fish, they drink far too much alcohol.
Drop like flies - This means that something is disappearing very quickly. For example, if you said people were dropping like flies, it would mean that they were dying off, quitting or giving up something rapidly.
Dropped like a hot cake - If something is dropped like a hot cake, it is rejected or disposed of very quickly.
Eat like a bird - If someone eats like a bird, they eat very little.
Eat like a horse - Someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot.
Eat like a pig - If some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners.
Every ass likes to hear himself bray - This means that people like the sound of their own voice.
Face like thunder - If someone has a face like thunder, they are clearly very angry or upset about something.
Feel like a million - If you feel like a million, you are feeling very well (healthy) and happy.
Fit like a glove - If something fits like a glove, it is suitable or the right size.
Flat out like a lizard drinking - (AU) An Australian idiom meaning extremely busy, which is a word play which humorously mixes two meanings of the term flat out.
Get on like a house on fire - If people get on like a house on fire, they have a very close and good relationship.
Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
Go down like a lead balloon - (UK) If something goes down like a lead balloon, it fails or is extremely badly received.
Go over like a lead balloon - (USA) If something goes over like a lead balloon, it will not work well, or go over well.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lik, ilik, gelic, AS. gelīc, fr. pref. ge-, + līc, body, and orig. meaning, having the same body, shape, or appearance, and hence, like; akin to OS. gilīk, D. gelijk, G. gleich, OHG. gilīh, Icel. līkr, glīkr, Dan. lig, Sw. lik, Goth. galeiks, OS. lik, body, D. lijk, G. leiche, Icel. līk, Sw. lik, Goth. leik,. The English adverbial ending-ly, is from the same adjective. Cf. Each Such Which
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. the verb meant 'to be pleasing,' and was used impersonally, as it 'likes me'—i.e. it pleases me, A.S. lícian—líc, like.
She doesn't like to sit long at a time and doesn't like to tell too much.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Men seemed to him like puppets, landscapes like paintings on glass.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Anyhow, she never liked me, and I don't say that I liked her.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He speaks like a pump, and talks like a bottle running water.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He was becoming less like the General and more like the old dependent Braithwaite every second.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
He liked the climate, which he was sure would be just the thing for his daughter; and he liked the land.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
When I've got red hot needles eating into my toes, am I likely to like anything?
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Some wondered that a man like Brodrick, solid, if you like, but after all, well, of no more than ordinary brilliance, should have gone so far.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Like maister, like man; like priest, like offering.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
She liked to talk to herself like that.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Anyhow, a girl like that, she'd naturally pick a man like Big Jack or Shand.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Eppleby does everything like he was company, an' not like he owned it.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Her raiment shone like the sun, and her serene countenance beamed with happiness like that of a mother rejoicing over her child.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
I would like the burro, and you would like the price of him.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
To paint likenesses, like this, in miniature.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
It has entranced men like the Senator, and your chief; even men like Birmingham.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
You once said that you believed in the theory that 'like attracts like.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It was cousin-like, brother-like, friend-like, anything but lover-like.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
De jedge knowed Bandy Joe could dis'pear jus' like nothin', and he like to hear he quotation how he git out he skin.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
TOWARDS the sun, towards the south-west
A scorched breast.
A scorched breast, breasting the sun like an answer,
Like a retort.
"Eagle In New Mexico" by D H Lawrence
I so liked Spring last year
Because you were here;-
The thrushes too-
Because it was these you so liked to hear-
I so liked you.
"I So Liked Spring" by Charlotte Mary Mew
At last these two stout erles did meet,
Like captaines of great might;
Like lyons wood they layd on lode,
And made a cruell fight.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Beneath them roll'd, like tempests black,
The num'rous sons of blood;
Like lions' whelps, roaring abroad,
Seeking their nightly food.
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
Hither they come like flowers--
And I see her raiment glisten,
Like the robe of one of the hours
Where the stars to the angels listen.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
May we, Heav'n, this blessing giving,
Meet like thee with aid divine,
And like thee, in virtue living,
Death obtain as sweet as thine.
"On The Death Of A Poor But Excellent Man" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
It may seem like Anthony Bourdain simply appeared one day in the kitchens of New York City with a cleaver in one hand and a beer in the other, but the bad-boy chef has a birthday just like the rest of us—and it's today.
Here's another reason to like the ribbon: Starting with Word 2010, you can create our own custom ribbon tabs and populate them with any collection of commands you like.
Focus Features' drama centers around a like-father-like-son tale of two writers.
ORANGE — Is prayer a spiritual exercise where much like physical exercise, we expect some results for our efforts, or is it more like a business deal where we contract with God and walk away with our purchase.
Some leeches like it cool, but some like it hot.
The telecommunications company plans to disguise the towers it erects in cottage country to look like trees so they don't stick out like a sore thumb.
Maggie Neale, 69, retired: 'I liked the man running against Obama in '08, and I dont like the man whos running against him now.
In this day and age, the briefest jaunt through Facebook reveals significant portions of who this woman is: What she looks like, what parts of herself she likes to advertise.
If you liked Sharkwater, you'll like this book.
"What I would like fashion month to be like or what it's actually like".
Now, i'll admit, as a guy and a pretty well could care less what i look like one at that i don't really give a thought to what i look like most of the time.
When it comes to minor ailments like headaches and motion sickness, I don't really like to take medications.
You like sushi, you really like it.
If you liked The Hangover, you might also like the actor's new movie Due Date , both directed by Todd Phillips.
But if you like dumplings (and who doesn't like dumplings ?
It is easy to generalize this also to other dimensions : the behavior of p ◦ p in the presence of space-like, time-like and light-like noncommutativity is always as in the cases 7), 8) and 9) discussed above (respectively).
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
T0 , shows a crossover from paraelectric-like to glass-like behavior in the quasistatic regime above Tf .
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
Tf , a′ 3 (T , ω ) is practically independent of ω and its temperature dependence shows a crossover between paraelectric-like and glass-like behavior on approaching Tf from above.
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
These diagrams contribute singularities in many time-like and space-like channels.
O'Mega & WHIZARD: Monte Carlo Event Generator Generation For Future Colliders
They then constructed three types of mass matrices, namely Dirac-like, Ma jorana-like and seesaw-like.
Comment on: Neutrino Mass Anarchy
Such chains are expected to be suitable for the stabilization of a vortex line and, moreover, they can reveal in their spectrum the presence of the vortex ﬂow, like for a vibrating wire in a nanoscale Vinen-like experiment.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
In such cases, an orbit wanders randomly around some homoclinic-like manifolds (whiskers) and it looks like a random sequence of homoclinic-like orbits as shown in Fig. 5.
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
For a universe satisfying the equation of state p = wρ, we have seen that EC behaves like a−nw , whereas EBH always goes like an−2 .
A Note on the Cardy-Verlinde Formula
Like random graphs, small world networks are characterized by short average distances between any two sites, and by a high degree of localness, much like in lattices.
Random Geometric Graphs
The main heuristic idea is simple: A vertex of high degree is more likely to be covered, a vertex of small degree is more likely to be uncovered [14, 17].
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
MAG-like gauges result when the Higgs ﬁelds are separated by an unbroken SU(2) symmetry, that is by a λ8 -like Higgs ﬁeld.
A Generalized Maximal Abelian Gauge in SU(3) Lattice Gauge Theory
When the space-like isometry is non-compact the correspondence is between string theory on the maximally symmetric type IIB pp-wave in a coordinate system with the space-like isometry manifest and N = 4 SYM theory in the scaling limit (2.14).
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
The question that arises now is whether the sum of lognormal random variables behaves like a narrow or like a broad distribution.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
Therefore, T 0µ , which is usually considered as the local energy ﬂux, is a time-like (or light-like) vector.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
The fraction of walks with a ﬁrst kink at (m, 0) decreases like 2/3m ,while the number of the asymmetric sites increases like m.
The persistence length of two dimensional self avoiding random walks