plain as a pikestaff
Extremely clear and plain to see.

Dont you know hes dead? says Joe.


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  • plain as a pikestaff — see under ↑pike2 • • • Main Entry: ↑plain * * * (as) plain as a pikestaff very obvious ■ ordinary or unattractive in appearance Origin: alteration of as plain as a packstaff, the staff being that of a peddler, on which he rested his pack of wares …   Useful english dictionary

  • plain as a pikestaff — ► (as) plain as a pikestaff very obvious. [ORIGIN: the phrase is an altered version of as plain as a packstaff, the staff being that of a pedlar, on which he rested his pack of wares.] Main Entry: ↑pikestaff …   English terms dictionary

  • plain as a pikestaff — (UK) If something is as plain as a pikestaff, it is very clear …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • plain as a pikestaff — (UK)    If something is as plain as a pikestaff, it is very clear.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Plain as a pikestaff —   (UK)   If something is as plain as a pikestaff, it is very clear …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • plain as a pikestaff — clear, evident, obvious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (as) plain as a pikestaff — 1》 very obvious. 2》 ordinary or unattractive in appearance. [alt. of as plain as a packstaff, the staff being that of a pedlar, on which he rested his pack of wares.] → pikestaff …   English new terms dictionary

  • as plain as a pikestaff — ► (as) plain as a pikestaff very obvious. [ORIGIN: the phrase is an altered version of as plain as a packstaff, the staff being that of a pedlar, on which he rested his pack of wares.] Main Entry: ↑pikestaff …   English terms dictionary

  • (as) plain as a pikestaff — (as) plain as a ˈpikestaff | (as) plain as ˈday | (as) plain as the nose on your ˈface idiom very obvious Main entry: ↑plainidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • as plain as a pikestaff — british old fashioned phrase very obvious Thesaurus: obvioussynonym Main entry: pikestaff …   Useful english dictionary

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