Who doesn’t love food? How about food idioms? Let’s start our lesson today with some idioms related to food. Bon Appétit!
Apple of one’s eyes: the person that you have a great affection for
Ex: She is the apple of my eyes. (= I like her)
Butter somebody up: flatter somebody
Ex: He spent a lot of time buttering his boss up in order to get promoted.
Go beet-red: to become red in the face because you are embarrassed
Ex: She went beet-red when he gave a peck on her lips.
Piece of cake: something very easy
Ex: The mid-term test was just a piece of cake.
Cheesed off: annoyed, frustrated
Ex: He’s totally cheesed off with his new neighbor.
Cup of tea: something (or someone) that you are very interested in.
Ex: Coffee is not my cup of tea. (= I don’t like coffee)
In a pickle: in a difficult situation
Ex: I forget my assignment at home. I’m in a huge pickle now!
Warm as toast: warm and cozy
Ex: Our house is small, but it is as warm as toast.
Lay an egg: to give bad performance
Ex: The pianist laid an egg during his performance last night.
Forbidden fruit: something that one finds attractive partly because it is illegal, immoral or prohibited
Ex: Trying wine is like a forbidden fruit for teenagers.
What delicious idioms! We hope you like our small meal here. If you have any other food-relating idioms in your mind, feel free to share with us. We Hope to hear you Speak!
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