black as a skillet
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(as) black as a skillet
Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a skillet down there!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*black as a skilletand *black as a stack of black cats; *black as a sweep; *black as coal; *black as night; *black as pitch; *black as the ace of spades
completely dark or black. (*Also: as ~.) I don't want to go down to the cellar. It's as black as a skillet down there. Her hair was black as a stack of black cats. After playing in the mud all morning, the children were as black as night. The stranger's clothes were all black as pitch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.