[Ads-l] Simile of the day

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 26 13:31:01 EDT 2020


May be British - Zog Zeigler, a BBC motoring correspondent - described in 2004
He used to have a head of hair, and was as fit as a racing snake but
admits letting himself go to pieces over the years. He's been happily
married for many moons, and is father to two children.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/focus/zog_ziegler/content/zog_facts.shtml

One page says:
in the words of Terry Wogan as fit as a racing snake.

Irish BBC broadcaster who's show ran 1982-92. Certainly seems to have
popularised the expression.

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 10:59 AM Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> This sounds proverbial:
>
> 2020  Quora.com:  "He was an NCO in one of the Commando groups based at
> Achnacarry, Scotland during WWII. Great guy, tall, lean, fit as a racing
> snake. "
>
> JL
>
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