two peas in a pod

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two peas in a pod
also, like peas in a pod

Meaning | Synonyms

  • practically identical in appearance
  • alike in character or in looks
  • to be very similar
  • when two or more things are inseparable
  • bearing a very close resemblance or proximity

Example Sentences

  1. Those boys could be twins, they are like two peas in a pod.
  2. Jeffrey definitely has a preferred type of woman that he finds attractive. The last three have been like peas in a pod.
  3. She piled the kids in the back of the tiny car like peas in a pod and off they went.
  4. Lisa and her best friend could be sisters, they are as alike as two peas in a pod.
  5. They’ve hardly been apart since they met. They are always together, like two peas in a pod.
  6. His beloved wife Wilma was his soul mate and constant companion. They were like two peas in a pod.
  7. We’re two peas in a pod and I see him as my brother from another mother.
  8. For many years, Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry were two peas in a pod.
  9. The pair have been described as being like “two peas in a pod” and “the best of friends”.
  10. Just like their mamas, the two boys hit it off like two peas in a pod.
  11. “Just like two peas in a pod. He’d come up almost every weekend to see her and spend time with her. And he just loved her to death.”
  12. Relationship and compromise are like two peas in a pod.
  13. He loved his devoted girlfriend Louise. Two peas in a pod, they shared the same sense of humor and zest for life.


This idiom is used to say that two people are very similar in either appearance or in character.  It alludes to tiny peas in a pod which, more or less all look the same in size, colour. They are also packed into the pod very tightly so, this idiom is also used to suggest two or more people being close or inseparable.

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Two peas in a pod

So similar as to be indistinguishable or nearly so.

This simile derives, of course, from the fact that two peas from the same
pod are virtually indistinguishable. The phrase, sometimes given as
‘like as two peas’, is quite old and versions of it date from the the
16th century; for example, John Lyly used the phrase in Euphues and
his England, 1580:

“Wherin I am not unlike unto the unskilfull Painter, who having drawen
the Twinnes of Hippocrates, (who wer as lyke as one pease is to an

Lyly’s use of ‘pease’ as the singular form was the norm in Tudor
England. The word ‘pea’ came into use as the singular in the 17th
century, with ‘peas’ as the plural, thus avoiding ‘peases’, which
would have been something of a mouthful. This transition left ‘pease’
out in the cold and we now hardly use the form, except in the name of
the dish of dried peas cooked to a mush – ‘pease pudding’. The pudding
is itself now becoming less common as it has largely been superseded
by ‘mushy peas’, which are essentially the same thing. Once that
process is complete, ‘pease’ will be gone from the everyday language –
a pity.

‒ Andrew October 7, 2020

The idiom two peas in a pod is used to refer to two people who are very similar to one another and have a close resemblance. (Original)

This idiom alludes to the seeds inside a pea pod, which look very much like on another. (Late 1500’s)

‒ Adriana Garza August 25, 2020

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