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(as) hungry as a hunter

Very hungry. Hey, when is dinner going to be ready? I'm hungry as a hunter!
See also: hungry, hunter

head hunter

1. Someone who recruits employees for a business or corporation. I'm not actively looking for a new job, but this head hunter for a big firm keeps calling me, so I might as well hear her pitch.
2. A member of a tribe who decapitates other people and preserves their heads as souvenirs. Be careful exploring that part of the rainforest—it's home to a tribe of head hunters!
See also: head, hunter

*hungry as a bear

 and *hungry as a hunter
Cliché very hungry. (*Also: as ~.) I'm as hungry as a bear. I could eat anything! We'd better have a big meal ready by the time Tommy gets home; he's always hungry as a hunter after soccer practice.
See also: bear, hungry
References in classic literature ?
The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.
He was doing it now, vociferating, bellowing, waving his arms, and cursing like a fiend, and all because of a disagreement with another hunter as to whether a seal pup knew instinctively how to swim.
Bok, my father, was a great hunter. I, too, his son, shall go and hunt the meat that I eat.
But arrived at the spot, they found not only the kill, which they had doubted, but that Keesh had quartered the beasts in true hunter fashion, and removed the entrails.
"It is known that his father was a mighty hunter. May not his father hunt with him so that he may attain excellence and patience and understanding?
Leo Hunter. 'Solomon Lucas, the Jew in the High Street, has thousands of fancy- dresses.
Leo Hunter greater pleasure, if her guests saw a gentleman of your celebrity in his own costume, rather than in an assumed one.
Leo Hunter, then, that she may confidently expect you and your distinguished friends?
Leo Hunter had not exaggerated the resources of Mr.
'If you have no other trouble,' said the Hunter, 'that one I can easily remove from your heart.'
But now the old witch had through her caused the Hunter's eyes to become heavy.
But when the Hunter had finished his sleep and awoke, he found that his love had betrayed him and left him alone on the wild mountain.
When the heat-cloud sucks the tempest, when the slivered pine-trees fall, When the blinding, blaring rain-squalls lash and veer; Through the war-gongs of the thunder rings a voice more loud than all-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
Then, leaving Joyce to guard them--one man, to be sure, but with half a dozen muskets-- Hunter and I returned to the jolly-boat and loaded ourselves once more.
Voices were heard faintly halloaing in the direction of the two gigs; and though this reassured us for Joyce and Hunter, who were well to the eastward, it warned our party to be off.