[as — as –]
– Used with an adjective or adverb in a comparison or with the effect of a superlative.
John is as tall as his father now.
I didn’t do as badly today as I did yesterday.
John’s father gave him a hard job and told him to do as well as possible.
The sick girl was not hungry, but her mother told her to eat as much as she could.
– Also used in the form “so — as” in some sentences, especially negative sentences.
This hill isn’t nearly so high as the last one we climbed.
– Often used in similes.
The baby mouse looked as big as a minute.
Jim’s face was red as a beet after he made the foolish mistake.
– Most similes in conventional use are cliches, avoided by careful speakers and writers.
Towns and cities in great britain.
Значение идиомы as — as —