|1.||cute as a bug's ear|
cute in a family way; the way Homer Simpson describes Lisa Simpson to her in "Lisa the Beauty Queen" in season 4 of the Simpsons, one of the sweetest shows ever. for a female to say about an unrelated male would be to call that guy completely queer. for a guy to say about an unrelated girl would be for the boy to call himself completely gay. for a male to call a related male cute as a bug's ear would be messed up.
daughter: i'm ugly
father: no you're cute as a bug's ear
daughter: dads have to say that
father: dad, am i cute as a bug's ear?