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As Fast As A Rabbit
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Laurie Graba

 

Simile:

As Fast as a Rabbit

 

Concept:

Rabbits are very swift animals due to their long hind legs.

 

Explanation/Discussion:

A person may be known to be fast as a rabbit if they are swift.  The long back legs of a rabbit allow them to quickly escape possible predators Jack Rabbits are very powerful jumpers and are known to be fast runners.  They can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.  Cottontail rabbits are also quick.  They tend to scurry away from predators and hide rather than race away from the scene like the jack rabbit.  The cottontail rabbit can achieve speeds of 35 miles per hour.  That is why when people are very fast, we sometimes compare their speed to that of a rabbit.