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(as) crazy as a peach-orchard boar

Insane or eccentric. Often used jocularly. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a peach-orchard boar! I know some of my students think I'm as crazy as a peach-orchard boar because of my weird methods. You're as crazy as a peach-orchard boar if you believe this ridiculous scheme will work.
See also: boar, crazy

(as) drunk as a peach orchard sow

old-fashioned slang Very drunk. Do you remember last night at the pub at all? You got as drunk as a peach orchard sow! Help him get home, will ya? He started drinking whiskey, and now he's drunk as a peach orchard sow. You were as drunk as a peach orchard sow last night, stumbling in here reeking of alcohol!
See also: drunk, orchard, peach, sow

(as) pretty as a peach

Very visually attractive or appealing. The girls Alex dates are always as pretty as a peach, but they don't have much going on between their ears. Wow, you look pretty as a peach in that new dress! Alison is pretty as a peach, and she also has the kindest heart. I think I'm in love with her, to be honest.
See also: peach, pretty

a peach

Someone who is particularly pleasant, helpful, and likable. You brought me coffee? Ah, you're a real peach. She made these cupcakes for the party? Gosh, she's such a peach. A: "Here, Darlene got you a donut from the conference room." B: "What a peach!"
See also: peach

a peach of a (something)

An excellent, ideal, or exemplary type of thing. Thank you for that, Mrs. Dawkins, it was a real peach of a meal! They won the game in the final seconds with a peach of a field goal. Oh my goodness, what a peach of a dress! I can't believe you found this at the secondhand store.
See also: of, peach

be (as) drunk as a peach orchard sow

old-fashioned slang To be very drunk. Do you remember last night at all? You were drunk as a peach orchard sow by the time you left the pub! Help him get home, will ya? He started drinking whiskey, and now he's drunk as a peach orchard sow.
See also: drunk, orchard, peach, sow

be (as) pretty as a peach

To be very visually attractive or appealing. The girls Alex dates are always as pretty as a peach, but they don't have much going on between their ears. Wow, you're pretty as a peach in that new dress!
See also: peach, pretty

be a peach

To be wonderful or sweetly helpful. Sometimes used as a condescending imperative. You brought me coffee? Ah, you're a peach. Thank you much for picking up the cupcakes on your way to the party—you're a peach. Hey, Sally? Be a peach and go fetch me a latte from the coffee shop on the corner.
See also: peach

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

cut your peaches

Continue with what you were doing. Go cut your peaches—I'll call you when I need your help.
See also: cut, peach

Georgia peach

colloquial A term of endearment for a girl or woman one thinks is especially sweet, kind, or congenial. Primarily heard in US. A: "Susie is a real Georgia peach." B: "I know, she's just the sweetest gal in town."
See also: Georgia, peach

life is not all peaches and cream

Real life does not just consist of innocent, carefree happiness; there is more hardship or suffering in reality than one realizes. I know it's ugly having to see someone you cared about betray you like that, but life is not all peaches and cream. Friends who aren't parents themselves will have a harder time realizing that life isn't all peaches and cream when you have a new baby in the house.
See also: all, and, cream, life, not, peach

peach fuzz

informal A nickname for "vellus hair," a very thin, soft layer of hair, likened to that which appears on the skin of a peach. Have you seen the baby yet? She's absolutely adorable, with rosy cheeks and some red peach fuzz on her head. Looks like she's gonna be a redhead like her mama. I can't believe my son is already going through puberty. Growth spurts, moody outbursts, peach fuzz on his cheeks—the whole shebang.
See also: fuzz, peach

peaches and cream

1. Of skin (especially on the face), very fair, clear, and soft, especially with a rosy hue. Often hyphenated when used before a noun. I've heard that women in older times actually bathed with milk to maintain a peaches-and-cream complexion.
2. Of a situation, transpiring, progressing, or unfolding exceptionally easily or well. Our company had a bit of a rocky start, but everything's been peaches and cream for the last few months.
See also: and, cream, peach

shaking like a dog passing a peach pit

Trembling intensely, as a dog would be if a peach pit were moving through its digestive system. A: "What's wrong, Joey? You're shaking like a dog passing a peach pit." B: "Mama, I think I saw a ghost!" Get that poor girl off the stage, she's shaking like a dog passing a peach pit!
See also: dog, like, passing, peach, pit, shake

the bloom is off the peach

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was. Likened to a peach that is no longer in its most appealing condition. A variant of the more common "the bloom is off the rose." Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the peach at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the peach in this relationship.
See also: bloom, off, peach

the blush is off the peach

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was. Likened to a peach that is no longer in its most appealing condition. A variant of the more common "the blush is off the rose." Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the blush is off the peach at this point. After four years, it just feels like the blush is off the peach in this relationship.
See also: blush, off, peach

you're a peach

You are very sweet or helpful. You brought me coffee? Ah, you're a peach. Thank you much for picking up the cupcakes on your way to the party—you're a peach.
See also: peach
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

cut your peaches

Rur. go on with what you were doing. Stop gawking and cut your peaches. There's no need for you to follow me around. Go cut your peaches.
See also: cut, peach
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a peach of a —

a particularly excellent or desirable thing of the kind specified. informal
Peach has been used since the mid 18th century as a colloquial term for an attractive young woman and more generally since the mid 19th century for anything of exceptional quality.
1998 Spectator Neil Pollard…rode a peach of a race…to win the two-mile marathon.
See also: of, peach

peaches and cream

(of a girl's complexion) of a cream colour with downy pink cheeks.
See also: and, cream, peach
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

peach

n. someone or something excellent. (Usually a person.) That guy’s a real peach.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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