as stiff as a ramrod


as stiff as a ramrod
as stiff as a poker/a ramrod как аршин проглотил; прямой как стрела

My father sat upright, stiff as a poker, while the doctor explained to him the serious nature of his illness. At eighty-three, he's still as straight as a ramrod.


Англо-русский словарь идиом и фразовых глаголов. 2013.

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  • ramrod — noun (C) 1 stiff/straight as a ramrod sitting or standing with your back straight and your body stiff 2 a stick for pushing gunpowder into an old fashioned gun, or for cleaning a small gun …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • be as straight as a ramrod — be as stiff/straight as a ramrod old fashioned if someone is as stiff as a ramrod, they stand or sit with their back very straight and stiff. At eighty three, he s still as straight as a ramrod …   New idioms dictionary

  • straight as a ramrod — (or ramrod straight) : in a very straight and stiff way used especially to describe the way someone stands or sits The guard stood straight as a ramrod. He sat in the saddle, ramrod straight. • • • Main Entry: ↑ramrod …   Useful english dictionary

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