sieve versus colander or neither

Diego15

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Castellano - Argentina
For the sentence: "A barrage of bullets left him...", do you think the endings "like a sieve." and/or "like a colander." are OK?
I know it can just be "full of holes." or the set phrase "like Swiss cheese.", but I'm interested in knowing if any of the other ways would sound natural.
 
  • Diego15

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    Castellano - Argentina
    Thanks, Englishmypassion!

    I know of at least one direct way of saying "like a sieve" in the phrase "have a mind/memory like a sieve". Although I acknowledge that the point there is in the "retentiveness" more than in the holes themselves.
     
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