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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.
share and share alike
To take or distribute equal portions or shares of something. When he won the lottery, Dan gave 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!
1. noun A person or thing that looks very similar to another person or thing. When used as a noun, the term is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. After the product proved immensely popular, a number of cheap lookalikes started popping up all over the place. The TV show had to bring on a look-alike after one of the stars passed away in the middle of filming the third season.
2. verb To look very similar to another person or thing. To be honest, a lot of the small towns in this part of the country look alike. I was so tired and stressed during the exame that all the answers started looking alike. The old bigot said that all people of that ethnicity look alike to him.
*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.
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.
to appear similar. All these cars look alike these days. The twins look alike and not many people can tell them apart.
share and share alike
Cliché having or taking equal shares. I kept five and gave the other five to Mary—share and share alike. The two roommates agreed that they would divide expenses—share and share alike.
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.
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.
like two peas in a podor
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.
great minds think alikeused to flag up the coincidence when two people think of the same thing at the same time or have the same opinion.
share and share alikehave or receive an equal share; share things equally.
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
share and share aˈlike(saying) share things equally: Children must learn to share and share alike.
(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.
as alike as peas in a podverb
alike as two peas in a podverb
alike as peas in a podverb
apples and oranges, like comparing
Comparing two unlike objects or issues. This term, dating from the second half of the 1900s, has largely replaced the difference between chalk and cheese, at least in America. The latter expression of disparateness is much older, dating from the 1500s. Why apples and oranges, since they’re both fruits, and not some other object is unclear. Nevertheless, it has caught on and is on the way to being a cliché.
share and share alike, to
To apportion exactly equally. This term originated in the sixteenth century and was applied to apportioning spoils, paying for a joint venture, and similar situations. It no doubt survived because of its rhythmic repetitive quality.