Certain unnamed friends have, in the past, given me shit for using the phrase "I'm like to burst like a ripe melon," insisting that overripe melons don't, indeed, burst.
Well, I stand before you, my friends, an exonerated man. At least insofar as use of the phrase goes. I can't swear that I know for sure that an overripe melon will, indeed, burst -- but I've always suspected that that's exactly how the plant propogates its species: the melon bursts and spreads the seeds on the ground.
But even if I'm wrong about that, I'm still not that unusual in using the phrase: It's rampant in bad writing!
Consider this a big ol' nose-thumbing to the naysayers! Mwahahahahahahaha!