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    as slim as a rake

    Jane and I are good friends, thouh we look different on the outside. I am as slim as a rake while she is big and strong. Someone in our class once joked that she looked like a big talking snowball with two smiling tiny eyes.

    Is "as slim as a rake" a natual collocation?

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    Jason

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    Re: as slim as a rake

    While I've never heard this expression, I imagine that its meaning would be understood by most listeners. "Thin as a rail" is what is frequently heard.

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    Re: as slim as a rake

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    While I've never heard this expression, I imagine that its meaning would be understood by most listeners. "Thin as a rail" is what is frequently heard.
    "As thin as a rake" is common in BrE.

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