Pain in the English offers proofreading services for short-form writing such as press releases, job applications, or marketing copy. 24 hour turnaround. Learn More
as dry as a bone
as cold as ice
as sick as a dog
as wet as ???
a fish? water? what’s right?
as wet as your tongue? It's only dry if you're dead:)
January 10, 2006, 9:14am
As wet as ... wet can be.
January 10, 2006, 1:42pm
January 10, 2006, 4:38pm
"as sharp as a sack of wet mice."Ok, it doesn't start with "wet" but it does have "wet" in it.
January 10, 2006, 5:54pm
as wet as an indian monsoon in Juneas wet at the ocean floor
want more: http://www.flocabulary.com
January 11, 2006, 2:39pm
"As wet as a drowned rat" is one I've heard a few times.
January 11, 2006, 4:13pm
Ok, I think I have the definitive answer:"as wet as rain."
January 12, 2006, 3:27pm
There's no "correct" answer of course, and, in fact, "dry as a bone", "sick as a dog", etc. are cliches and should be used sparingly, if at all.
January 16, 2006, 8:16pm
Try using this word:
Same meaning, no unnecessary simile.
January 18, 2006, 5:39pm
I think I have to take back my suggestion for "as wet as rain." The common expression that i was thinking about is "right as rain." Sorry, wrong dead metaphor, er, simile.
January 24, 2006, 5:44pm
I must quote Lewis Carroll on this:
"The sea was wet as wet could be,The sands were dry as dry;"
("You could not see a cloud because no clouds were in the sky/No birds were flying overhead - there were no birds to fly.")
*wanders off quoting <i>The Walrus and the Carpenter</i>...*
January 27, 2006, 1:54am
As wet as October
Have you seen the series Rome?
January 28, 2006, 1:02am
hey porsche, (or ne one)Wat is the meaning of that pharse, "...but about as sharp as a sack 'a wet mice." ?thanx
February 1, 2006, 2:24pm
hi Zoltar,Are you familiar with Warner Brothers cartoons? (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, etc.) The phrase was originally used in one of their cartoons featuring the giant rooster character, Foghorn Leghorn and a young chicken hawk. The chicken hawk is doing something (I don't remember quite what) that Foghorn thinks is stupid or a waste of time. Foghorn turns to the audience and says something like "I say, that boy is about as sharp as a sack of wet mice."I believe this was not a genuine expression before this, but was made up for the cartoon. It has since become a somewhat common expression. The meaning, of course, is that someone is dimwitted or stupid. The double entendre is sharp as in smart (intelligent) compared with sharp (pointy) vs. dull. Clearly a bag of furry, wet mice would not be sharp.It's similar to another expression, "dumber than a bag of hammers", hammers being one of the simplest of tools.
February 2, 2006, 1:58pm
In response to Jim: Yes, I've seen Rome and gross but as far as similes and cliches go it is by far the most interesting.
February 4, 2006, 3:44pm
How about "wet as Dick Cheney's appetite for shooting people in the face?" I kinda like that one.
March 23, 2006, 9:50pm
Hey, AO, how about "as wet as the cold mushy oatmeal that George Bush has between his ears in place of brains"? What an indictment of modern US society that a man running for what is probably the highest office on this planet can win when the cornerstone of his campaign the first time was "Don't vote for Gore. He's really intelligent and I'm not. I'm stupid. I'm just like you, so you can trust me." I am actually frightened.
March 25, 2006, 3:58pm
As wet as an otter's pocket?
As dry as a nun's gusset?
March 8, 2007, 7:32am
as wet as your mums undies.
April 20, 2007, 4:22am
Colder than the fringe on a polar bear's bum.
April 20, 2007, 11:38am
as wet as your mams clout
August 24, 2008, 3:31pm
there's one from the lion king.... as wet as a warthogs backside!
like you care
October 14, 2008, 11:22am
what does Scar mean when he says that?
that's a good one
February 14, 2009, 11:01am
I won't help you in a cliché hunt, or a simile search. Why do you want to write that way? Unless you are a songwriter in need of a rhyme (cold as ice—sacrifice, e.g.) you should be striving to avoid the hackneyed phrase (such as "hackneyed phrase") like, well, the plague.
March 16, 2010, 9:20am
maybe "as wet as a sink"
March 11, 2011, 12:24am
If you're in New Zealand you just say "wet as" with no simile needed.
March 13, 2011, 1:09pm
May 14, 2013, 1:51pm
AS WET AS ME ;)
AS WET AS RAIN!! Pitter Patter! lolz
July 25, 2013, 1:40am
As wet as fish Answer
June 20, 2015, 4:55am
As wet as a shag on a rock.
As wet as the end of a burrito.
As wet as Jacques Cousteau.
As wet as they come.
June 21, 2015, 8:12pm
As wet as a marathon dog!
April 20, 2016, 8:53pm
©2016 CYCLE Interactive, LLC.All Rights Reserved.