1. He eats like a horse.
Having grown up on a farm, I know that horses eat a lot-but only because they weigh about 1,000 pounds. Besides they mostly eat what we would call health food; horse grain looks and tastes like granola. Ask me how I know. 🙂
2. She eats like a bird.
I think this means she picks at her food gingerly, but a bird actually eats up to half their body weight each day. That is equal to a 100 pound person eating 50 pounds of food daily.
3. I’ve been working like a dog.
I just walked past my dog and he’s stretched out sleeping, as usual. How hard does your dog work? He may say good-bye when YOU leave for work and greet you when you return, but in between, he’s pretty much been goofing off.
And here’s a bonus “Dumb Things People Often Say” “Dumb” literally means a person can’t speak, so why do we talk about dumb spoken things at all? We are a silly bunch, we humans.