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  1. amma1926
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    what is the english term for
    "sly as a fox"
    "old as Methusalah"
    "quiet as a mouse"

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    Re: English

    Quote Originally Posted by amma1926
    what is the english term for
    "sly as a fox"
    "old as Methusalah"
    "quiet as a mouse"
    They are similes

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    They are also clichés, meaning they are phrases which have been used so often that they are simply boring.

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    Re: English

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss
    They are also clichés, meaning they are phrases which have been used so often that they are simply boring.
    I would say they can be cliches. , but often they are just comparisons - I am as good as you.

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