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(as) homely as a hedge fence

Very plain and unattractive. If you don't put on a little bit of make-up, this guy will think you're homely as a hedge fence, which is kind of the opposite of what we're going for. Honestly, he's as homely as a hedge fence, but he's smart and sweet, and that's all that matters to me. Who cares if she's homely as a hedge fence? Her father's a billionaire—do you know how much money you could inherit one day?
See also: fence, hedge, homely

be (as) homely as a hedge fence

To be very plain and unattractive. If you don't put on a little bit of make-up, this guy will think you're homely as a hedge fence, which is kind of the opposite of what we're going for. Honestly, he's as homely as a hedge fence to look at, but he's smart and sweet, and that's all that matters to me.
See also: fence, hedge, homely

homely enough to stop a clock

Strikingly or shockingly unattractive. His physique was remarkable, but unfortunately, he was homely enough to stop a clock. She is extraordinarily bright but homely enough to stop a clock.
See also: clock, enough, homely, stop, to
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homely enough to stop a clock

Rur. ugly. She's a sweet girl, but homely enough to stop a clock. No one asks Mary out, and no wonder. She's homely enough to stop a clock.
See also: clock, enough, homely, stop, to
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