close as two coats of paint

(as) close as two coats of paint

Having a very close relationship; inseparable. I haven't talked to Patty in years, but we were as close as two coats of paint as kids.
See also: close, coat, of, paint, two

*close as two coats of paint

Cliché close and intimate. (*Also: as ~.) When Tom and Mary were in high school, they were as close as two coats of paint. All their lives, the cousins were close as two coats of paint.
See also: close, coat, of, paint, two