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(as) (a)like as (two) peas in a pod

Said of two people who are very similar in interests, actions, or appearance. Betty and Jennifer are as alike as two peas in a pod, so it's no wonder people sometimes mistake them for sisters.
See also: pea, pod

share and share alike

To take or distribute equal portions or shares of something. When he won the lottery, Dan gave a part of the money to every family in the neighborhood. "Share and share alike," he said. Come on, kids, there are enough toys for everyone to play with. Share and share alike!
See also: alike, and, share

*alike as (two) peas in a pod

very similar. (Compare this with like (two) peas in a pod. *Also: as ~.) These two books are as alike as peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod

Great minds think alike.

Prov. Very intelligent people tend to come up with the same ideas at the same time. (Used playfully, to commend someone for expressing the same thing you were thinking of; implies that you are congratulating that person for being as smart as you are. Also Great minds run in the same gutters, a casual and jocular variant.) Jill: Let's ride our bikes to the store instead of walking. Jane: I was just thinking we should do that, too. Jill: Great minds think alike.
See also: alike, great, mind, think

look alike

to appear similar. All these cars look alike these days. The twins look alike and not many people can tell them apart.
See also: alike, look

share and share alike

Cliché having or taking equal shares. I kept five and gave the other five to Maryshare and share alike. The two roommates agreed that they would divide expensesshare and share alike.
See also: alike, and, share

share and share alike

Mete out or partake of something equally, as in Mom told the children to share and share alike with their Halloween candy. This term, first recorded about 1566, alluded to the equal apportioning of spoils and soon was broadened to include equal sharing in the costs of a venture and other undertakings or possessions.
See also: alike, and, share

great minds think alike

COMMON People say great minds think alike when they have the same idea as someone else, to show that they think they are both clever. I hear you gave Emma the same present as me — great minds think alike! Note: Sometimes people just say great minds with the same meaning. `I decided to catch the earlier train too.' — `Ah well, great minds!' Note: This expression is often used humorously.
See also: alike, great, mind, think

like two peas in a pod

or

alike as two peas in a pod

If you say that two people are like two peas in a pod or are alike as two peas in a pod, you mean that they are very similar in appearance or character. She is convinced the men are brothers. She said: `They were like two peas in a pod.' I remember when you brought the twins to be baptized, Laura. Alike as two peas in a pod! Note: People often vary this expression, for example by describing two people as peas from the same pod. The two men are peas from the same pod.
See also: like, pea, pod, two

great minds think alike

used to flag up the coincidence when two people think of the same thing at the same time or have the same opinion.
See also: alike, great, mind, think

share and share alike

have or receive an equal share; share things equally.
See also: alike, and, share

as alike/like as (two) ˈpeas in a pod

(informal) very similar in appearance: I had never met his brother before but I recognized him immediately because they’re as alike as two peas in a pod. OPPOSITE: (like) chalk and cheese
See also: alike, like, pea, pod

share and share aˈlike

(saying) share things equally: Children must learn to share and share alike.
See also: alike, and, share

(as) alike as (two) peas in a pod

phr. very similar. (The peas in a pod are essentially identical.) The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

as alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod

alike as two peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod
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