What is that thing actually like?
Fabric considered suitable for larger ladies "like pelmets from a static caravan circa 1992". (Sali Hughes)
I looked at the letter like a horse looking at a paper bag. (GN)
I kind of clung to him like a koala to a eucalyptus tree. (Model Penelope Tree)
A ballot paper the size of a small tablecloth.
Last night was spectacular. It was as if a giant unicorn filled a pipe with glimmer and plutonium and blew the smoke over the Icelandic sky. (Yrsa Sigurdardottir @YrsaSig)
You kept sighing and shaking your head like a cross primary school teacher. (Tony Robinson on watching Skyfall with a friend.)
Went to @OfficialAdils for the first time last night. Great food and, as my brother-in-law put it, naans the size of bath mats. (Rick @FlipChartRick)
Carpets, chairs and me covered in glitter, and I can't get it off. It's like pretty radioactive fallout. (@Tony_Robinson Dec 22)
Now the sun is setting, the trees are red like Martian weed or axolotl gills. (Regular Frog @FrogCroakley)
Baby stingrays look like raviolis stuffed with tiny damned souls. (@Globe_Pics)
She seemed to have arrived perfectly formed, as if she had hatched from a marble egg. (Hilary Mantel on Anita Brookner's debut in 1981)
Nightingales – if you told me it was an elf playing the flute I wouldn’t be surprised. (Ray Mears)
It was trite, banal and recalled a team-building exercise at a job where everyone is about to quit. (032.com on the Tate Modern’s extension)
The days skim by like a boat made of papyrus. (The Book of Job)
The salad couldn’t help tasting like some kind of Venusian breakfast cereal. (Giles Coren)
I bought earphones from Poundland & it sounds like all my favourite artists are singing into a haunted bucket. (John @UpturnedBathtub)
I know so many offices that look like derelict army barracks. (M. v. Aufschnaiter @mva_1000)
Silence fell like a bagful of feathers. (Raymond Chandler)
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