like as two peas in a pod
Very similar, bearing a close resemblance. For example, They're not even sisters, but they're like as two peas in a pod. This expression alludes to the seeds contained in a pea pod, which do indeed look very much alike. [Late 1500s]
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 …
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- like a lamb to the slaughter,
- like a shot,
- like a ton of bricks,
- like anything,
- like as not,
- like clockwork,
- like crazy,
- like death warmed over,
- like father, like son,
- like fun
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