pure as the driven snow

*pure as the driven snow

pure and chaste. (Often used ironically. *Also: as ~.) Jill: Sue must have gone to bed with every man in town. Jane: And I always thought she was as pure as the driven snow. Robert was notoriously promiscuous, but tried to convince all his girlfriends that he was pure as the driven snow.
See also: driven, pure, snow

pure as the driven snow

Morally unsullied, chaste, as in She's just sixteen and pure as the driven snow. This simile dates from the late 1500s, although driven, which means "carried by the wind into drifts," was occasionally omitted. It is heard less often today.
See also: driven, pure, snow
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Because even if he's as pure as the driven snow, there is no way on this earth the SFA are going to overturn a two-game ban for the Rangers assistant manager while Celtic boss Neil Lennon is staring at an eight-game stretch.
That's why what annoys me most of all are those people -- mostly political figures -- who do all these things, and then act as if they are pure as the driven snow, and at the end of the day even demand the President's head on a platter", Papacostas said.
Shame on anyone who suspects his motives for marrying Jade weren't as pure as the driven snow.
And another thought of his, "white as the driven snow", has been transformed by time into pure as the driven snow.
It is the latest incarnation of the Alfa 147 Collezione, and comes for the first time with the option of a striking white paint colour that is as pure as the driven snow.
It is the latest incarnation of the Alfa 147 Collezione and comes for the first time with the option of a striking white paint colour that is as pure as the driven snow.
It's OK for them to roam but woe betide their partners if they're not as pure as the driven snow.
KELLY CLARKSON - the recent winner of the American version of Pop Idol is apparently trying to tread in Britney's formerly chaste footsteps, with friends claiming she is as pure as the driven snow.
Even if she is now as pure as the driven snow, to parole her would be to forget the hideous crimes that were perpetrated by her.
Astonishingly, I really do believe that she is utterly convinced that her husband is as pure as the driven snow and has not played around as so many are suggesting.
And in One Night, she joked about being not as pure as the driven snow - no bad thing if it leads to songs like these.
Goodwin added: "I'm not sure how much all there is to tell - for all I know her past is as pure as the driven snow.
Doesn't Tara look as pure as the driven snow in her furry coat, bobble hat and demure smile?