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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Good as a feast.

Good as an addled egg.

Good as an idle bird.

Good as ever went upon the ground.

Good as new.

Beauty is as good as ready money.

Good as truth.

Good as dew to flowers.

Good as gold.
—Honoré de Balzac

Good as white bread and just as insipid.
—Honoré de Balzac

Good as wheat.
—J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms

Good as gold.
—Robert Buchanan

As good as a show.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Good as a play.
—Charles II

As good music as when pigs play on the organ.
—John Clarke (Proverbs)

Good as ever water wet.
—William Hazlitt (Proverbs)

Good as ever trod upon shoe leather.
—London Chanticleers

Good as bread.
—Henry W. Longfellow

Good as puppet show.
—G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)

Good as ever flew in the air.
—John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)

Good as a sermon.
—Robert Southey

Good as a comedy.
—John Taylor

To do good to the base is like sowing the sea.