Flat as a pancake



adjective phrase

Very flat: The car was squashed flat as a pancake

[1761+; the form flat down as pancakes is found by 1611]
Extremely level, especially too much so. For example, There are no hills; this terrain is flat as a pancake. This simile dates from the 1500s and has survived its contemporary, flat as a flounder. It is sometimes used, either disparagingly or ruefully, to describe a small-breasted woman.

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    noun 1. a book spine presenting a completely flat surface. 2. a book bound with such a spine.



  • Flatbacker

    noun A prostitute: His prostitutes are well known for being unhooked flatbackers (1960s+)

  • Flatbed

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