like a bump on a log
Unmoving, inactive, stupidly silent. For example, Harry just sat there like a bump on a log while everyone else joined in the fun. This simile presumably alludes to the immobility of such a protuberance. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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Like vs. Like-Like: A Look at Reduplication in EnglishYou can like someone, and then you can LIKE-like someone. These two things, though they both involve liking, have different meanings. The first one could mean that you like a person as a friend or you have a crush on that person, depending on the context. However, the second type of like—the LIKE-like—unambiguously implies that you have a crush. What’s happening here when like is …
- like a bat out of hell,
- like a cat on hot bricks,
- like a champ,
- like a chicken with its head cut off,
- like a drowned rat,
- like a fish out of water
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