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Idioms Where "As" is Used in Comparing

As silent as the grave

অত্যন্ত নীরব (so quiet)

Examples in Sentences:

  • The students were making a noise, but when the Principal entered the classroom, they become as silent as the grave. (ছাত্ররা সোরগোল করছিলো কিন্তু যখন অধ্যক্ষ শ্রেণীকক্ষে প্রবেশ করলেন তারা একেবারে নীরব হয়ে গেলো।)
  • There is definitely something wrong here because I have never seen this place as silent as the grave.


As calm as a millpond

খুব শান্ত, পানির উপমা দেয়ায় ব্যবহৃত (very calm, used in describing water)

Examples in Sentences:

  • It is now safe to walk by the sea because it is as calm as a millpond. (এখন সমুদ্রের পাশ দিয়ে হাঁটা নিরাপদ কারণ এটা খুব শান্ত।)
  • You can swim in the river now because it is as calm as a millpond.


As cool as a cucumber

খুব শান্ত এবং নিশ্চিন্ত (very calm and relaxed)

Examples in Sentences:

  • The player played so well, by remaining as cool as a cucumber in such a tensed situation. (অমন টানটান উত্তেজনার মুহূর্তে খুব শান্ত এবং নিশ্চিন্ত থেকে খেলোয়াড়টি খুব ভালো খেলেছিলো।)
  • How can you expect him to be as cool as a cucumber after hearing such a bad news?


As dead as a dodo

অজনপ্রিয় বা সেকেলে (unpopular or outdated)

Examples in Sentences:

  • Are you thinking of playing this song here? It is as dead as a dodo
  • Don’t make a movie based on this story because it is as dead as a dodo


As deaf as a post

খুবই বধির (very deaf)

Examples in Sentences:

  • Jim’s grandpa is as deaf as a post. (জিমের দাদু কানে খুবই কম শোনেন।)
  • Please speak loudly to him because he is as deaf as a post.


As dull as ditchwater

খুব বিরক্তিকর (very boring)

Examples in Sentences:

  • Please stop this song because it is as dull as ditchwater. (দয়া করে এই গানটা বন্ধ করো কারণ এটা খুব বিরক্তিকর।)
  • I am not interested to listen to his songs because they are as dull as ditchwater.


As easy as anything

খুব সহজ (very easy)

Examples in Sentences:

  • You can do this math because it is as easy as anything. (তুমি এই অংকটা করতে পারবে কারণ এটা খুব সহজ।)
  • Let him do the work because it is as easy as anything.


As fresh as a daisy

খুব সুন্দর বা তরতাজা (very nice or fresh)

Examples in Sentences:

  • You are looking as fresh as a daisy. (তোমাকে দেখতে খুব সুন্দর লাগছে।)
  • How can you look as fresh as a daisy, after such a hectic day?


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