|as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar
||very solid or stable, not movable or wobbly
||"What is the foundation made of?"
"Concrete - it's as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar!"
|as sure as shit
||certain to happen, predictable, a foregone conclusion
||Robert will come, sure as shit. He comes every day.
|as the crow flies
||the shortest distance between two places
||The farm is about ten miles northeast of town, as the crow flies.
|as useless as a fifth wheel
||not useful, not needed, redundant, (four wheels are sufficient)
||I sat there watching the four of them play bridge, and feeling as useless as a fifth wheel.
|as useless as tits on a boar
||not useful, not necessary, having no function
||Our toenails are useless - as useless as tits on a boar.
|ask for it
||invite or deserve an attack
||When you called him a thief, you asked for it. You made him mad.
|ask for the moon
||ask for a lot, ask for more than you need or want
||When we negotiate our salary let's try this strategy: Ask for the moon and hope for a 10% raise.
||a starting price, a price to begin negotiations
||The asking price for the lot was $29,500. It sold for $28,000.
|asleep at the switch
||not alert, not watching, not paying attention
||If you're asleep at the switch, you won't learn much in class.
||fool, dipstick, jerk
||Don't be an ass, Duddy. Stay in school and get your diploma.