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as white as chalk/a ghost/a sheet as pleased as Punch рад-радешенек • Milla is as pleased as Punch with her birthday present. as quick as a wink в мгновение ока • Quick as a wink, he snatched the book and ran out of the room. as quick as lightning быстро как молния • The dog grabbed the meat and was out of the shop as quick as lightning. as red as a beet (Am) красный как рак • I only had to smile at him and he turned as red as a beet. as rare as hen's teeth днем с огнем не найти • On a rainy night, taxis are as rare as hen's teeth. as slippery as an eel скользкий как уж; скользкий тип • You'd be mad to go into busi¬ ness with him. He's as slippery as an eel. as steady as a rock надежный как скала/каменная стена • Betty always knows her part; she's as steady as a rock. as stiff as a poker/a ramrod как аршин проглотил; прямой как с т р е л а • My father sat upright, stiff as a poker, while the doctor explained to him the seri¬ ous nature of his illness. • At eighty-three, he's still as straight as a ramrod. 33 as stubborn a s a mule упрямый как бык/осел • You will not persuade her to change her mind - she is as stubborn as a mule. as tall a s a beanpole/lamppost высокий как каланча • The pris¬ oner was as tall as a beanpole. as thick as two (short) planks глупым как пробка; тупой как валенок • She's a pretty girl, but as thick as two short planks. as thin/skinny as a rake худой как щепка • Some people can eat as many fatty foods and sweet things as they like, and still be as thin as a rake. as thin as a stick худой как щепка • I remember her as a stick-thin teenager dressed all in black. as tight as a tick перебрать (выпить лишнего) • You'd better keep an eye on Barbara - she's fast becoming as tight as a tick, and when she gets like that anything can happen. as true as steel преданный душой и телом • My old friend is as true as steel. as white a s c h a l k / a g h o s t / a sheet бледный как смерть • She was trembling all over and as white as a sheet. • In thirty years of mar¬ riage I have never seen my husband in such a state. He was as white as a ghost and trembling.