(to be) two peas in a pod
like as two peas in a pod
alike as two peas in a pod
Meaning of the Idiom ‘Like Two Peas in a Pod’
When two people are like two peas in a pod they are very similar to one another and have a close resemblance. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.
Examples Of Use
This idiom is used with the preposition like or the verb to be. For example:
“Jane and Mary are like two peas in a pod.”
“Jane a Mary are two peas in a pod.”
Both variations carry the same meaning.
The other variations above are less common.
Used since the late 1500’s, this idiom alludes to the seeds inside a pea pod, which look very much like on another.
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