If you do something as a rule, then you usually do it.
This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.
If something is as cold as stone, it is very cold. If a person is as cold as stone, they are unemotional.
If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don't get worried by anything.
If something has been used but is still in extremely good condition, it is as good as new.
This simile means that someone is crazy or behaves very strangely. In the past many people who made hats went insane because they had a lot of contact with mercury.
(USA) If someone is as mad as a wrongly shot hog, they are very angry. (Same as, Angry as a bear or Angry as a bull).
A fire-guard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fire-guard is of no use. An alternative to 'As much use as a chocolate teapot'.
Something that is as much use as a chocolate teapot is not useful at all.
This idiom is used to describe someone or something as worthless or pointless.
This idiom means tidy and clean.
If people do something as one man, then they do it at exactly the same time or in complete agreement.
(USA) Something that is rare as hen's teeth is very rare or non-existent.
(UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.
This idiom is used to describe the shortest possible distance between two places.
This means that if you do bad things to people, bad things will happen to you, or good things if you do good things.
If someone is asleep at the switch, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities very carefully. 'Asleep at the wheel' is an alternative.
If someone is asleep at the wheel, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities very carefully. 'Asleep at the switch' is an alternative.
(USA) If someone will do something at the drop of a dime, they will do it instantly, without hesitation.
(UK) If you are at a loose end, you have spare time but don't know what to do with it.
If you are at a loss, you are unable to understand or comply.
If something moves at a snail's pace, it moves very slowly.
If something is at arm's length, it is a safe distance waway from you.
When people are at cross purposes, they misunderstand each other or have different or opposing objectives.
If people are at daggers drawn, they are very angry and close to violence.
If someone looks as if they are at death's door, they look seriously unwell and might actually be dying.
If people are at each other's throats, they are fighting, arguing or competing ruthlessly.