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  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Yes, it's a familiar expression, and yes it would be humorous - in fact rather light-hearted in any context, even 'the country round here is as flat as a pancake'.
     

    Majorbloodnock

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    British English
    I suspect it would be almost invariably offensive to the woman being described in this way, and sometimes offensive to other women hearing someone so described since it appraises the woman as an object rather than a person. However, men (even unchauvanistic ones) often do discuss women's beauty, and this would be a very commonly used idiom within such discussions, and would rarely be used in order to be offensive.
     
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