We Bet That You Might Have Not Heard About These Quirky Food Idioms!

There are many idioms related to food but are not widely used by the people in a day to day conversation.

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From childhood, our little brain has been crammed with lots of idioms and phrases, but there are only a few that we use in our daily conversations. English being a very interesting and ever upgrading language, we've listed few idioms that are connected with our regular food items. Here's the list!

1. Apple of (someone`s) eye

Example:  Baby Jessica is the apple of her father's eye.

2. Not one's cup of tea

Example: Opera isn't exactly my cup of tea.

3. Go Banana

Example:  If you announce that you are going to drop out of school, your parents will go bananas!

4. Couch potato

 Example: My cousin is a couch potato and he never wants to leave his house.

5. Piece of cake

Example: The exam was a piece of cake for me.

6. Spill the beans

Example: On Monday; I'm going to spill the beans about my travel plans.

7. Bread and butter    

Example: Gardening is John’s bread and butter right now.

8. Big cheese

Example: I thought I was just going to interview the secretary, but they let me talk to the big cheese himself.

9. Icing on the cake

Example: I found a good job and the fact that I can work where I want is the icing on the cake.

10. (Don’t ) cry over spilled milk

Example: You should not cry over spilled milk. The past is past and you cannot change it.

information source: idiomconnection


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Shruti Mendulkar (WRITER)

I am a girl full of beans. What drives me crazy is food, not just savoring it but also preparing it. I am a writer, food blogger, designer and potter header…oops, went too much with the flow!