Not in my experience.
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Barren as a brick
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Is "Barren as a brick" an idiom?
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It is close to the figure of speech called simile.
But I have not heard of such a simile if it is one.
P.S. OK, it is from the play, the 'Man for all Seasons' and it means a woman
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Last edited by tedmc; 19-Oct-2014 at 01:41.
It's a simile, and thanks for the source, but it hasn't caught on and isn't in general use.