Idioms about food

Idioms about food

about as useful as a chocolate teapot
Meaning: Saying something is about as useful as a chocolate teapot means that it is totally useless.

above the salt
Meaning: If someone is above the salt they are of high standing or honor.

all one’s eggs in one basket
Meaning: the state of having invested heavily in just one area or of having devoted all of one’s resources to one thing.

apple of someone’s eye
Meaning: This phrase is used to describe someone or something that you love the most.

bad egg
Meaning: bad person

banana repulic
Meaning: A small country, especially one in Central America, that is dependent on a single export commodity (traditionally bananas) and that has a corrupt, dictatorial government.

be nuts about
Meaning: If you are nuts about something, you are very enthusiastic about it or greatly in love with it.

bear fruit
Meaning: The phrase bear fruit means to yield successful results.

below the salt
Meaning: If someone is below the salt they are common or of low standing.

Big Apple
Meaning: An informal name for New York City

big cheese
Meaning: An important person in a company or organization

bring home the bacon
Meaning: Earn money for one’s family

brown as a berry
Meaning: If you are brown as a berry, you have tanned skin due to sun exposure. This idiom is mainly heard in the UK and Australia.

butter up
Meaning: To praise or flatter excessively.

carrot and stick
Meaning: If you use the carrot and stick technique to persuade people to do something, you combine both rewards if they do it and punishment if they do not.

chew the cud
Meaning: The idiom chew the cud means to ponder over or meditate about something; to think carefully about something.

chew the fat
Meaning: Chat for a considerable length of time

come to fruition
Meaning: The phrase come to fruition means to become reality or to be completed as planned.

cool as a cucumber
Meaning: very calm.

couch potato
Meaning: A lazy person who watches a great deal of television

cream of the crop
Meaning: If you describe things or someone as the cream of the crop, you mean they are the best of all.

eat humble pie
Meaning: To admit defeat or error, to accept humiliation

eye candy
Meaning: If you describe someone or something as eye candy, you mean that they are attractive or have considerable visual appeal.

Food for thought
Meaning: Something that makes you think carefully

Forbidden fruit
Meaning: If you refer to something as a forbidden fruit, you mean it is an illicit pleasure or something desired that cannot be had.

get out of a jam
Meaning: get out of a bad situation.

go bananas
Meaning: To become irrational or crazy

have egg on one’s face
Meaning: to be embarrassed by something one has done.

Hot potato
Meaning: Hot potato

In a Nutshell
Meaning: Expressed in a few words

into a jam
Meaning: in a difficult situation.

life is like a box of chocolates
Meaning: life is unpredictable and that it is full of surprises; you never know what will happen next.

like chalk and cheese
Meaning: When things or people are like chalk and cheese, they are different although they are superficially alike.

low-hanging fruit
Meaning: Easy parts of a task; solutions easy to obtain

meat and potatoes
Meaning: The phrase ‘meat and potatoes refers to the essential parts or aspects of something.

sell like hotcakes
Meaning: Be sold very quickly

separate the wheat from the chaff
Meaning: to separate things of value from things of no value.

she’ll be apples
Meaning: everything will be all right.

sour as vinegar
Meaning: The phrase sour as vinegar very sour and disagreeable.

sour grapes
Meaning: Disparagement of something that has proven unattainable

spill the beans
Meaning: Reveal a secret; Give away a secret

take the cake
Meaning: Be the most extreme instance

that’s the way the cookie crumbles
Meaning: said to show that things don’t always turn out the way we hope.

the milk of human kindness
Meaning: the quality of kindness and the innate sense of compassion towards other people.

traffic jam
Meaning: a lot of vehicles causing slow traffic.

variety is the spice of life
Meaning: frequent changes in one’s life makes life interesting.

walk on eggs
Meaning: To walk on eggs is an English idiom.It means to be very careful in dealing with a person or situation.

walk on eggshells
Meaning: To have to act very sensitively in order to avoid offending someone

whet your appetite
Meaning: to increase one’s desire to have it or know more about it.

you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
Meaning: it is much easier to get what you want by being polite rather than by being rude and insolent.

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