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tear up the pea patch

obsolete To go on or indulge in a wild outburst, spree, or rampage. (Used largely in relation to sports, especially baseball, where the phrase originated in reference to players running amok and ruining the game.) Primarily heard in US. Another fight has broken out between the two teams. These boys are positively tearing up the pea patch! A few rowdy types entered the bar and tore up the pea patch. They didn't even pay for anything!
See also: patch, pea, tear, up

pea in the shoe

A minor annoyance. I try to be patient, but I find waiting in line to be such a pea in the shoe. A: "Can you please tell the neighbors to stay off our lawn?" B: "Oh come on, that's just a pea in the shoe. Let it go."
See also: pea, shoe

be like two peas in a pod

To be very similar, typically in interests, dispositions, or beliefs. Those kids have the same wacky sense of humor—they're truly like two peas in a pod. They're like two peas in a pod, of course they're married!
See also: like, pea, pod, two

(as) (a)like as (two) peas in a pod

Said of two people who are very similar in interests, actions, or appearance. Betty and Jennifer are as alike as two peas in a pod, so it's no wonder people sometimes mistake them for sisters.
See also: pea, pod

like shelling peas

Especially easy or intuitive. I was worried that the chemistry class would be too hard, but it was like shelling peas in the end.
See also: like, pea, shell

pea-brained

Particularly stupid, foolish, or narrow-minded. (Used before a noun.) The town hall meeting was hijacked by a few pea-brained morons trying to protest the new highway development. Don't let Tom's comments get you down—he's just a pea-brained jerk who puts other people down to make himself feel smart.

two peas in a pod

Two people who are very similar, typically in interests, dispositions, or beliefs. Those kids have the same wacky sense of humor—they're truly like two peas in a pod. They're like two peas in a pod, of course they're married!
See also: pea, pod, two

*alike as (two) peas in a pod

very similar. (Compare this with like (two) peas in a pod. *Also: as ~.) These two books are as alike as peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod

like (two) peas in a pod

Cliché very close or intimate. (Compare this with as alike as (two) peas in a pod.) Yes, they're close. Like two peas in a pod. They're always together. Like peas in a pod.
See also: like, pea, pod

*thick as pea soup

[of fog] very thick. (*Also: as ~.) This fog is as thick as pea soup. You can't see ten feet in front of you.
See also: pea, soup, thick

like as two peas in a pod

Very similar, bearing a close resemblance. For example, They're not even sisters, but they're like as two peas in a pod. This expression alludes to the seeds contained in a pea pod, which do indeed look very much alike. [Late 1500s]
See also: like, pea, pod, two

like two peas in a pod

or

alike as two peas in a pod

If you say that two people are like two peas in a pod or are alike as two peas in a pod, you mean that they are very similar in appearance or character. She is convinced the men are brothers. She said: `They were like two peas in a pod.' I remember when you brought the twins to be baptized, Laura. Alike as two peas in a pod! Note: People often vary this expression, for example by describing two people as peas from the same pod. The two men are peas from the same pod.
See also: like, pea, pod, two

like peas (or like as two peas) in a pod

so similar as to be indistinguishable or nearly so.
See also: like, pea, pod

as alike/like as (two) ˈpeas in a pod

(informal) very similar in appearance: I had never met his brother before but I recognized him immediately because they’re as alike as two peas in a pod. OPPOSITE: (like) chalk and cheese
See also: alike, like, pea, pod

(as) alike as (two) peas in a pod

phr. very similar. (The peas in a pod are essentially identical.) The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

as alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod

alike as two peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod
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