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Table 1: 

Examples of idioms and similes present in the narratives in our datasets.

IdiomsSimiles
any port in a storm like a psychic whirlpool 
been there, done that like a moth-eaten curtain 
slap on the wrist like a first date 
no time like the present like a train barreling of control 
lay a finger on like a sodden landscape of melting snow 
walk the plank like a Bunsen burner flame 
curry favour like a moldy old basement 
not to be sneezed at like a street-bought Rolex 
no peace for the wicked like an endless string of rosary beads 
IdiomsSimiles
any port in a storm like a psychic whirlpool 
been there, done that like a moth-eaten curtain 
slap on the wrist like a first date 
no time like the present like a train barreling of control 
lay a finger on like a sodden landscape of melting snow 
walk the plank like a Bunsen burner flame 
curry favour like a moldy old basement 
not to be sneezed at like a street-bought Rolex 
no peace for the wicked like an endless string of rosary beads 
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