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(as) hoarse as a crow

Speaking with a very raspy voice; very hoarse. Since I'm hoarse as a crow today, I'm not going to speak for much longer. I woke up hoarse as a crow after belting out my favorite songs all night long at the concert.
See also: crow, hoarse
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*hoarse as a crow

very hoarse. (*Also: as ~.) After shouting at the team all afternoon, the coach was as hoarse as a crow. Jill: Has Bob got a cold? Jane: No, he's always hoarse as a crow.
See also: crow, hoarse
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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