Similes are classified by keywords. Briefly, the keyword is usually an adjective that appears in the first part of the phrase. For example, in "happy as a clam," "happy" is the keyword. For more info on classification, click here.
Click here to contribute your favorite similes to the bank.
There are three ways to find a simile in the bank:
2. Click on a topic below and get a list of keywords from that category. Note that some keywords are hard to categorize, and many fall into the "miscellaneous" bin, making this method of finding a simile a little tricky.
1. Begin typing a keyword here: If the keyword exists in the bank, it will show up in the list and you can select it and click "Go" to find similes using that keyword.
3. Click here for an exhaustive alphabetized list of keywords that have made it into the bank so far. Might take a moment to load.