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    #1

    Is this an idiom

    Barren as a brick

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    Re: Is this an idiom

    Not in my experience.

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    #3

    Re: Is this an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by mgonzo52 View Post
    Barren as a brick
    I have never heard it. Where did you find it?

    Mgonzo52, your profile says you are a native English speaker. On that basis, learners will assume that everything you write is correct. Please ensure that it is.

    Thread titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. The title of this thread should have been "Barren as a brick".
    The contents of a post should be complete sentences, and correctly capitalised and punctuated. Your post should have read something like:

    Is "Barren as a brick" an idiom?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Is this an idiom

    It is close to the figure of speech called simile.
    https://www.englishclub.com/vocabula...miles-list.htm

    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
    is infertile

    not a teacher
    Last edited by tedmc; 19-Oct-2014 at 01:41.

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    Re: Is this an idiom

    It's a simile, and thanks for the source, but it hasn't caught on and isn't in general use.

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