Some of the weirdest analogies found in papers by high school students:
- The situation had become topsy-turvy - like Christmas in the summer, if you’re in Australia.
- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
- The information imbedded on the stolen computer chip was like an explosive so explosive it could explode, creating a massive explosion.
- Her parting words lingered heavily inside me like last night’s Taco Bell.
- The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
- His face looked like an ice sculpture. Not one of those pretty ones in the middle of a cruise ship buffet, but the kind they do in a contest with a chain saw - and it had been out in the heat too long.
- She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
- A single drop of sweat slowly inched down Chad’s brow - a tiny, glistening Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball of desperation.
- The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
- Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a ThighMaster.
- He spoke with the wisdom that can come only from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
- From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30.
- Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
- Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
- He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
- Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
- Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
- He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
- The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
- He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the East River.
- He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
- Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in any pH cleanser.
- Her voice had that tense, grating quality, like a generation thermal paper fax machine that needed a band tightened.
- It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.
- The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
- Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
- They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth.
- John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
- The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
- His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underwear in a dryer without Cling Free.
- The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.
- The politician was gone, but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.
- She had a voice so husky it could have pulled a dogsled.
last changed on March 14, 2008
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