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Like a thief in the night

To behave quietly and unexpectedly for which the source is the New Testament Thessalonians I, 5:2 “The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the nig...

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Like a tracer bullet

A simile for great speed or extremely fast and dates from the early 20th century. The tracer bullet is a British invention from WWI and was introduced...

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Like a trooper

see Trooper


Like billy-o

see Billy-o


Like blazes

see Blazes


Like clockwork

see Clockwork


Like herding cats

see Herding cats


Like hot cakes

see Sell/Selling like hot cakes


Like it or lump it

Like it or lump it means much the same thing as take it or leave it, and dates from the late 18th/early 19th century. There is still some debate as to...

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Like rats leaving a sinking ship

see Rat


Like sardines

see Packed like sardines


Like the clappers

see Hell’s bells


Like the pot calling the kettle black

see Pot calling the kettle black


Like two peas in a pod

see Two peas in a pod


Like water off a duck’s back

see Water off a duck’s back


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