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    Hello,
    Long ago I found this simile in The American Thesaurus of Slang. I wonder if it's still alive.
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    Default Re: As sure as eggs is eggs

    It's alive and well in BrE.

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    Could you elaborate on its usage please? I mean in what walks of life etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Could you elaborate on its usage please? I mean in what walks of life etc.
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    "Walks of life" aren't really relevant. It's just a general purpose, rather informal, slightly old-fashioned (I mean I'd say it, but most young people wouldn't), expression of certainty. A probable derivation is given here: As sure as eggs is eggs, 28/09/05, Ian Jones

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    Thanks, Bob. That's what I'm always interested in.

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