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    Red face as bald as an egg

    Hi again,

    I know the expression "to be as bald as an egg". Can we also say "to be bald as an egg", eg He was bald as an egg, or do we necessarily have to use "as/as" in this structure?

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    Default Re: as bald as an egg

    It's not all that necessary in that context--at least in North American English:

    Ex: He is (as) bald as an egg.

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    Default Re: as bald as an egg

    (In B r English the more common comparison is 'as bald as a coot'). A coot - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...london.arp.jpg - is in fact not bald at all, but has a distinctive white patch on its head; just as the Bald Eagle isn't bald, but that's another thing entirely.

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