One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reproduce prolifically.‘they drank like fishes and bred like rabbits’
- ‘The problem is, the things breed like rabbits, if we can mix our mammalian metaphors.’
- ‘He is trying to prevent bunnies breeding like rabbits.’
- ‘Indeed, the main reason for the continued increase in world population is, in the words of a UN consultant, ‘not that people suddenly started breeding like rabbits; it's just that they stopped dying like flies’ .’
- ‘The only thing that keeps the system going is the ability of the prey to - for lack of a better analogy - breed like rabbits.’
- ‘‘They're far less messy to keep than pigs,’ he explained, ‘live happily on seaweed, and best of all, breed like rabbits.’’
- ‘As for those damned geese, covering our footpaths with droppings, the things breed like rabbits and, on more than one occasion, have stopped traffic as they saunter across our roads.’
- ‘Yes, you would get the impression that conditions in the United States would lead to people breeding like rabbits.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.